Gen 13:14 And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
life was one of an ever-perfecting separation. But out of these
experiences sprang his rarest joys.
The separate and obedient soul may
1. Fresh Revelation. - Whenever Abram dared
to step out in obedience, the LORD spake freshly to him.
But in Egypt we
find no trace of the Divine voice. If GOD spake there, it would be in
warning and rebuke.
Has the voice of GOD long been silent to thee - no
fresh command, no deeper insight into truth?
See to it that thou art not
Separate thyself, not only from Haran, but from Lot; not only
from what is clearly wrong, but from all that is questionable; and the
LORD will speak to thee things it is not possible for men to utter.
Vision. - Lot lifted up his eyes to espy what would make for his
advantage and well-being, and beheld only the plain of Sodom, which
indeed was well-watered, but the seat of exceeding sin.
But when Abram
lifted up his eyes, not to search out ought for himself, but to see what
GOD had prepared, he looked northward, and southward, and eastward, and
westward-words which remind us of the length, and breadth, and depth,
and height of the love of Christ.
The single eye is full of light; the
far climber gets the widest horizon; if thou wilt do His will, thou
3. Hundredfold old Compensation.-Whatever
Abram renounced, when he left his home, or gave Lot the right to choose,
he received back in the usual measure of GOD, with an overflowing
GOD gave him the entire land, including Lot's portion. We can
never give up for GOD, without receiving in this life more than we
~F. B. Meyer~