Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feb 12: Genesis 13

Today's reading in our daily plan is Genesis 13. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • In this chapter, we see how generous Abram was to his nephew Lot.
  • Lot was subservient to Abram in that culture. But after Lot complained about the land they were living in, Abram allowed Lot to choose the better land.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • Abram had every right in their culture to refuse Lot’s desire for the better land, but Abram was generous.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • Have you ever had an opportunity to be generous with someone even when you didn’t have to? What did you do? If we’re followers of Jesus then he calls us to live lives of generosity. Ask God to give you opportunities today to be generous to others.