My daughter and I went to the farmers market. My garden is still producing; however, it is beginning to give out, and I wanted to can some spaghetti sauce and needed more tomatoes. It was quite an experience! Semi-trucks and forklifts were moving produce to different booths they had set up to sell to the public. I had to restrain myself; otherwise, I would be working myself to death trying to put away all the delicious vegetables before they spoiled. As it was, I bought too many tomatoes. I wish I had taken a picture of it because it was as if we were in a different country. It made me think about what it must have been like to feed a lot of people like Abram had.
Yesterday I wrote that I wondered why in the stories of the Bible, the people always went to Egypt. Genesis 13 explains that it’s like the garden of the Lord. When Abram and Lot split up, Lot chose the portion near the Jordan Valley because the land was well watered, like Egypt. Did Lot choose the best land out of selfishness? Abram let him choose first, but God gave Abram a much more significant portion and blessed him with land as far as the eyes could see and promised offspring more than the dust of the earth. That’s a lot of people to feed! I spent all day making sauce, and 25 pounds of tomatoes only made 7 quarts!
Lot may have taken the best land, but it doesn’t say that God blessed him as he did Abram. Be careful with your choices. Don’t be selfish and arrogant. God blesses the humble.
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Genesis 13:10