Migrations of people are caused by many factors. Abraham and his large following were called by God to move to a new land that God promised them. Although we are not told how Abraham became aware of this call and promise, we are told the result of this awareness in his life: "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going" (Hebrews 11:8).
His exceptional generosity in the division of the land with his nephew Lot s further evidence of his faith. Many must have thought that Abraham was foolish, but he had his own reasons for his generosity.
Can a person's decisions always be reasonable?
Was Abraham wise or foolish to give Lot first choice of the land?
Should we ever limit our generosity?
PRAYER: Help us, O God, to count the need rather than the cost, in our actions for others. - AMEN!