And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.…
1. Who was Lot? One of those men who take right steps, not because prompted by obedience to God, but because their friends are taking them. The Pliable of the earliest Pilgrim's Progress.
2. The necessity of separation. We must be prepared to die to the world with its censure or praise; to the flesh, with its ambitions and schemes; to the delights of a friendship which is insidiously lowering the temperature of the spirit; to the self-life, in all its myriad subtle and overt manifestations; and even, if it be God's will, to the joys and consolations of religion. All this is impossible to us of ourselves. But if we will surrender ourselves to God, willing that He should work in and for us that which we cannot do for ourselves, we shall find that He will gradually and effectually, and as tenderly as possible, begin to disentwine the clinging tendrils of the poisoning weed, and bring us into heart union with Himself.
3. How the separation was brought about. Quarrels between servants.
(1) Abraham's proposal was very wise.
(2) Very magnanimous.
(3) Based on faith.
(F. B. Meyer, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.