HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
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: Genesis 13:14
Abram’s life was one of an ever-perfecting separation. But out of these experiences sprang his rarest joys. The separate and obedient soul may reckon on:-
Fresh Revelation. – Whenever Abram dared to step out in obedience, the Lord spake freshly to him. But in Egypt, we find no trace of the Divine voice. If God spake there, it would be in warning and rebuke. Has the voice of God long been silent to thee – no fresh command, no deeper insight into truth? See to it that thou art, not in Egypt. Separate thyself, not only from Haran but from Lot; not only from what is clearly wrong but from all that is questionable; and the Lord will speak to thee things that are not possible for men to utter.
Further Vision. – Lot lifted up his eyes to espy what would make for his advantage and well-being and beheld only the plain of Sodom, which indeed was well-watered, but the seat of exceeding sin. But when Abram lifted up his eyes, not to search out ought for himself, but to see what God had prepared, he looked northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward, words which remind us of the length, and breadth, and depth, and height of the love of Christ. The single eye is full of light; the far climber gets the widest horizon; if thou wilt do His will, thou shalt know.
Hundredfold old Compensation. -Whatever Abram renounced, when he left his home or gave Lot the right to choose, he received back in the usual measure of God, with an overflowing overpass. God gave him the entire land, including Lot’s -portion. We can never give up for God, without receiving in this life more than we gave.
Will, you this day obey the voice of God as He calls for a separation in the land of evil and a place where you will find peace and comfort? Remember that your choice in this world will lead you to sin like in the case of Lot. But there is a promise awaiting those that will make the right choice after listening to the voice of God. Think about these things this morning.