-Abram leaves Egypt and goes back to the South country of the Negev desert along with his wife and Lot.
-Abram was rich in livestock, silver, and gold. God’s blessings were apparent in his life because he obeyed the LORD.
-From the Negev Abram went back to the mountain between Bethel and Ai and re-pitched his tent and called upon the Name of the LORD at the same alter as before. From here he and Lot decided to separate for the land could not sustain the both of them and their herdsmen were having conflict. Abram graciously gave Lot the choice of where to go, right or left. Lot saw the green pastures of the Jordan Valley and chose that area; thus they departed. Lot toward Sodom, where there were wicked sinners against the LORD, and Abram settled in the land of Canaan. Lot’s choice shows expediency and rational thinking, but lacks the spiritual component that is so essential in making wise decisions. His choice will cause great grief in the future because he willing chose to go toward a culture of sinfulness (Genesis 18:16-19:38).
-It is after Lot separates from him, that the LORD has Abram look all around to the north, south, east, and west with a promise that all the land would be his and his descendants forever. God also promises Abram innumerable offspring as the dust of the earth. God has his servant Abram walk the length and breadth of His promised land.
-Abram then comes to dwell in his tent by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron (this is just south of Jerusalem and Bethlehem). There he built another alter to the LORD.
Verse to Memorize: Genesis 13:15