OUR LORD WHO ORDERS OUR STEPS
Genesis chapter 13 verse 9 records the words of Abram to his nephew Lot.
Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.”
Because they were travelling together, all their flocks and herds and households were competing for the same resources like grazing land and water. Abram proposed that to prevent conflict between them, they should part ways.
Abram, in deference to his nephew, gave him the first choice of the land before them and told Lot that he would accept whatever land Lot left to him.
Abram's proposal was one of faith where he knew that the Lord was His provider and that the quality of the land that he ended up settling in would have no bearing on how much the Lord could bless him.
Following the Lord's guidance avails us with the principal established in Romans chapter 8 verse 28 that says;
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
When we follow the words of wisdom that the Lord gives us, even if, initially, they seem to be to our disadvantage, the Lord works all things for our good and we end up being blessed lavishly by Him.
Let us give thanks for His abundant blessings upon us.