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. Genesis 13:8
At this time, Abraham still didn’t have his promised Son Isaac. So Lot, who was Abrahams nephew, was like a son to him. So this separation between the families had to be very difficult and heart breaking for Abraham.
You know we see this a lot today in Christianity. There are so many different denominations and groups today, that Christians have split apart. Because of our theological differences or different practices, Christians wont even associate with one another. This has to be very upsetting to Jesus , who shed his blood for us all
And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. Genesis 14:12
The split did not go well for Lot, as it tells us Sodom was a wicked place (Genesis 13:13) and eventually the city of Sodom was overtaken in a war involving multiple Kingdoms. And Lot was taken captive. If only Lot would have kept his peace and stayed with Abraham this probably would have never happened
Look at all the division in the Church, has any of it been beneficial to the body of Christ? If Christians cant even live in peace with one another, how can we be the light of the world and salt of the earth?
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Romans 12:18
The Bible tells us if at all possible, Live at Peace with everyone. What if Abraham and Lot learned to live in peace with each other? Things would have been different, what if the church learned to live in peace with each other? Could we actually learn from one another? Could we teach one another? Could we serve one another?