Genesis 13 – Abram and Lot split up
Abram and Lot take everything they have and go out of Egypt back the way they came. Turns out the famine is likely still around so Abram tells Lot to take his herds and people and ‘separate thyself.’
So, Lot goes to the fertile land of Jordan, v.10, and Abram stayed in Canaan, v.12.
Unfortunately, we all know the name of the city Lot chose to live near, Sodom.
v.13 is the verse that people use to exclaim that Sodom was a place of homosexuality and that is why god destroys it, but if we look to another reference of the sins of Sodom.
Ezekiel 16:49 ‘this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.’
Pride, Gluttony, Sloth, and not helping the poor….no mention of ‘sodomy’ or homosexuality.
v.14-15, he says look around, every thing you see shall be yours…. said Mufasa to Simba, lol.
God vows to give all the land Abram walks through to him and his descendants but we all know enslavement comes soon.