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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you know people that are pain in the neck? Do you know someone who is called a human cactus? It pains you when you stay with them. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General Believers III. OBJECTIVES: Importance of who influences you an

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you know people that are pain in the neck? Do you know someone who is called a human cactus? It pains you when you stay with them.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

General Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

Importance of who influences you and your blessings

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 13:14

After Lot had separated from Abram, the LORD told Abram, "Look off to the north, south, east, and west from where you're living,

- Pray that we always dwell in your presence , worship and serve the blessor instead of the blessings.

V. THESIS:

Be with people who are blessed.

VI. TITLE:

Abram was blessed after Lot was gone.

Subtitle: Eliminate Lot in our lives.

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Mose

B. Keywords: Beginning or Origins

C. Date/Time of writing: Uncertain, from the Beginning

D. First Messianic Promise: Genesis 3:15

Genesis 3:15

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Eliminate Lot in our lives.

A. Lot was not a glorifier of God, or worshipper of God.

1. He never noticed his uncle building an altar and worshipping God (Genesis 13:4-5)

Genesis 13:4-5

Gen 13:4 to the place of the altar which he had made there at the first. And Abram called on the name of Jehovah there.

Gen 13:5 And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents.

B. Lot likes to argue or quarrel. (Genesis 13:7)

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. And the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived then in the land.

1. Quarrel or argument will not bless you - instead of quarrelling or argument, ask God. (James 4:2)

James 4:2

You desire, and do not have. You murder, and are jealous, and cannot obtain. You fight and war, yet you have not because you ask not.

2. As God's servant, we must not quarrel. (2 Timothy 2:24)

2 Timothy 2:24

But the servant of the Lord must not strive, but to be gentle to all, apt to teach, patient,

C. Lot likes the blessing instead of the Blessor (Genesis 13:9)

Genesis 13:9

Is not the whole land before you? I pray you, separate yourself from me. If you go to the left, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.

1. He never argued with his uncle, when Abram presented him a choice.

2. He could have said "Please don't separate with me" or "What's yours is mine, What's mine is yours!"- He said in essence, "What's yours are mine, what mine is mine?" John 17:10

John 17:10

And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I am glorified in them.

a. Example: Ruth (Ruth 1:15-18)

Ruth 1:15-18

Rth 1:15 And she said, Behold, Your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. Return after your sister-in-law.

Rth 1:16 And Ruth said, Do not beg me to leave you, to return from following after you. For where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Rth 1:17 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Jehovah do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.

Rth 1:18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, then she quit speaking to her.

- Lot should know more than Ruth, the moabitess.

b. We want souls, not their money. (2 Corinthians 12:14)

2 Corinthians 12:14

Behold, a third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not burden you, for I do not seek your things, but you. For the children ought not to lay up treasure for the parents, but the parents for the children.

D. Lot was selfish. (Genesis 13:11)

Genesis 13:11

And Lot chose all the circuit of Jordan for himself. And Lot journeyed east; and they separated themselves from one another.

1. Don't give the devil a foothold (Ephesians 4:27) - he will have everything once you have - selfishness, it will eat you up (Galatians 5:19-20)

Ephesians 4:27

neither give place to the Devil.

Galatians 5:19-20

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are clearly revealed, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness,

Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, fightings, jealousies, angers, rivalries, divisions, heresies,

E. Lot is worldly. (1 John 2:16)

1 John 2:16

because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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