Sunday Morning - December 7, 1997
Text: Genesis 13:5-18 "And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.
6. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. 7. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. 8. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. 9. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. 10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 11. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. 13. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. 14. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. 16. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. 17. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. 18. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD."
Genesis 13:5 "And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents."
Genesis 12:1 "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out ... unto a land that I will show thee:"
Genesis 12:7 "And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: ..."
Hebrews 11:9-10 "By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, ..., 10. For he looked for a city ...whose builder and maker is God."
Job 23:14 "For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him."
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."
Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps."
Psalms 37:23-24 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. 24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."
Genesis 13:6 "And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together."
Psalms 133:1 "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
Amos 3:3 "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
1 Corinthians 1:10 "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."
Philippians 4:2 "I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord."
Romans 15:6 "That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Philippians 1:27 "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: ... stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;"
Philippians 2:2 "Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."
Genesis 13:7 "And there was A strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land."
Luke 11:17 "But he, ..., said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth."
Genesis 13:8 "And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we be brethren."
1 Corinthians 3:3 "For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?"
Galatians 5:19-21 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Philippians 2:3 "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves."
Romans 13:13-14 "Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
Philippians 2:5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"
James 3:16 "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."
1 Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."
Genesis 13:9 "Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, ..."
Genesis 13:14 "And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up NOW thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: 15. "For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever."
Isaiah 51:2 "Look unto Abraham ...for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him."
Genesis 13:15 "For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever."
Genesis 26:22 "And he [Isaac] removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: ... and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land."
John 15:16 "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain..."
Matthew 21:43 "The kingdom of God shall be ... given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof."