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Bible Reading - Genesis 13:1–18

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Bible Reading #

Genesis 13:1–18 #

Notes: #

Persevering Faith: A Study of the Patriarchs #

Nothing stands in the way of God’s promises

  • God is a faithful God, Who keeps His promises1
  • The first verse here is loaded with meaning2
  • Egypt is used often as a place of judgement3
  • Egypt is a place where God’s children are reconciled out of and brought to repentance45
  • After being in Egypt, a place of judgement, Abram returns to a place of faith; a place of covenant, that God had promised Abram6
  • Lot chooses by sight, rather than by faith. He chooses a land which resembles Egypt, and travels East to that land78
  • In the book of Genesis, the direction of East is usually indicative of “away from God9

  1. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9, ESV) ↩︎

  2. So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. (Genesis 13:1, ESV) ↩︎

  3. They shall not return to the land of Egypt, but Assyria shall be their king, because they have refused to return to me. (Hosea 11:5, ESV) ↩︎

  4. When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. (Hosea 11:1, ESV) ↩︎

  5. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-14, ESV) ↩︎

  6. to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the Lord. (Genesis 13:4, ESV) ↩︎

  7. And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) (Genesis 13:10, ESV) ↩︎

  8. So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. (Genesis 13:11, ESV) ↩︎

  9. Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden. (Genesis 4:16, ESV) ↩︎