In Genesis 13, were told that Abram (whose spiritual legacy is immeasurable) and his nephew Lot had done exceedingly well as shepherds. So much so, that they needed to divide their flocks and lands. So Abram allowed the choice to be made by Lot (there’s a pun and a point there, btw).
Lot chose the landthat looked the best. But Abram trusted God, and then gratefully built an altar to Him.
“And the Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, ‘Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All of the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.’” ~Genesis 13:14-16
Lot’s choice made him prosperous and influential. For a time. But in the end, it resulted in unimaginable loss and destruction.
Who makes your decisions? You? Or the One for whom “a thousand years is like a day” (2 Peter 3:8)? The One who “makes known the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10)? The One who knows and loves you…