The post Association contained some written thoughts from the study of Genesis 14. A lesson
learned was that the people we associate with are so very important. Lot was
near the sinful city of Sodom and because of this association; he lost all his
possessions and was taken captive. On the other hand, Abraham was where God
wanted him to be and with the people He wanted him to be.
Being around a negative environment can cause great damage in societies.
Think of societies that begin to break down. Respect for people breaks down,
respect for authority breaks down, and respect for keeping the surroundings upright
Like in Genesis 14, the area became a crime riddled wasteland and wars broke
out. What once was the place to be, near prosperous activity and growth became a
devalued area not because of location but because of the lack of integrity
We need today more people of integrity like Abraham who promised God not
to take the spoils of war. He kept his promise when he refused to take anything
from the king of Sodom. Here is a video that inspires integrity:Search me Lord – Gaither Vocal Band.
Show me Your ways,
Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God
my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. - Psalm 25:4-5