When Did You Pitch Your Tent?

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. (Genesis 13:12)  Don’t sacrifice your walk with God for money or material possessions. Be careful where you pitch your tent.

Lot is a prime example of improper priorities in his life; he made decisions based on the well-watered plains of Jordan, and chose for himself all the plain of Jordan.  It was a decision strictly based on economics without considering the spiritual implications.  A long look at the lives of Abraham and Lot gives men an understanding in the importance of “Pitching His Tents and Building His Altars.” There have always been men who walked with God and there have always been men who walked with men.”

Lot was a man who was:
• Weak in his devotions
• Worldly in his desires
• Wrong in his decisions
• Wrecked in his demise

God allows us to choose our own path…but He doesn’t allow us to choose what destination that path will lead to. God will allow us to choose anything we want, except for the consequences, we can’t choose those! As a matter of fact, we have to live with the consequences of our choices.

Every decision we make, to at least some degree, affects the direction of our future. For the most part, our decisions are determined by our desires. We often make life changing decisions based on:
Possessions
Power
Popularity
Pleasure

Instead we need to seek God’s purity and purpose in our lives.

A woman told her unsaved friend after attempting to win the friend to the Lord – “There is only one letter of the alphabet that separates us….I love the WORD while You Love the WORLD!”

What do love the most today?? Do you love the world or the Word of God??? Which direction is your tent pitched – toward Bethel (God’s house) or Sodom (the world)?                                                         (JAMES WEBSTER)

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