The separation of Abraham and his nephew, Lot, was a result of a fight among their shepherds for grazing lands. The dispute ends peacefully when Abraham behaves himself with deference, care, and entreaty. His solution to bring peace involves giving Lot the first choice of where to settle. Lot, taking advantage of Abraham’s kindness, jumps at the opportunity to take the best land for himself. This is a wonderful example of how we should react to our fellow brethren when we encounter disagreements, hurt, disrespect, and loss.
Here are three key takeaways from this episode:
- Our priority in any conflict situation should be establishing peace.
- We have to use gentle words to prevent the escalation of any issue.
- We should be willing to take a loss for the sake of peace.
This will ensure that we have healthy relationships with other people.