Abraham and his nephew Lot had numerous animals,
In fact, the area became so crowded the land
could no longer support them.
It was time to split.
Abraham gave Lot first choice.
“I’ll tell you what we’ll do. Take your choice of any section of the
land you want, and we will separate. If you want that part over
there to the east, then I’ll stay here in the western section. Or, if
you want the west, then I’ll go over there to the east” (Genesis
Abraham had the “right” to choose first.
To give that right seemed foolish to those around him.
But Abraham was more focused on surrender to God
than demanding his rights.
We can cling to our rights . . . but we’ll forfeit God’s blessings.
I love what Oswald Chambers says about rights:
“Whenever our right becomes the guiding factor of our
lives, it dulls our spiritual insight.”
You see, by choosing to focus on our rights . . . what’s mine, what
should happen, me first, my title, my position, my status . . . we miss
the joy of total surrender to God’s holy will.
And isn’t this what sanctification is all about?
Yielding to HIS will.
Being fitted with HIS yoke.
Living in HIS choices for my life.
THIS is true freedom.