Abraham offered Lot an exceptionally sweet deal, to end the growing strife between them.
Romans 12:18 NKJV
“If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.”
It is best to be at peace with all men whenever it is possible. One wise man said, “One enemy is too much, and a million friends are not enough.”
However, there is a price to be paid for peace in the midst of conflict.
Firstly, the price of humility.
To obtain peace in some conflict situations requires humility.
Proverbs 15:1 NKJV
“A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Abraham spoke very humbly to Lot. Abraham was the senior man, and it was Abraham that God had asked to go to Canaan. Lot was simply accompanying him. Abraham could have rebuked Lot for allowing the strife, but he instead chose to be very humble.
Proverbs 15:33 NKJV
“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.”
Secondly, to secure peace, one must choose to walk in love.
Ephesians 5:1-2 NKJV
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
Lot was the son of Haran who was Abram’s youngest brother. Haran died early and Abraham adopted Haran’s son Lot.
Genesis 11:27-28 NKJV
“This is the genealogy of Terah: Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran. Haran begot Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in his native land, in Ur of the Chaldeans.”
Abraham was determined to never stop loving Lot, despite the mistakes of Lot.
Proverbs 10:12 NKJV
“Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.”
Lot made several mistakes but Abraham never gave up on him.
May you have the grace to obtain peace in the midst of conflict. May your spiritual and natural fathers stand by you to win always, in Jesus’s name.