There are multiple examples in the Bible of individuals putting others before themselves. The one in this passage is Abram letting Lot chose first which section of land to settle. Abram would then settle in a different section. He knew they couldn’t stay together because the land couldn’t support them both. Instead of fighting for the best piece of land, he left the decision up to Lot—thereby, putting Lot’s interests first.
1. How does it feel to you when someone puts your interests before their own?
2. How do you feel when you take time to put others’ interests before yours?
Challenge: Take time to put someone else’s interests before yours. (It doesn’t have to be as grand a gesture as what Abram did—could be as simple as letting someone go ahead of you in line or taking time to let someone talk about their day or weekend.)
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