Of all the people on earth, God chose one man, Abraham, through whom to build a new nation for Himself. Imagine that!... But, he also made one fatal error.
God called Abraham. And along with that call, He gave Abraham some specific instructions. He said to Abraham, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you’.
It might seem like a small thing. But Abraham, as I am going to unfold for us, really messed up God’s calling on his life by taking Lot along. This was a great call, this was a pure call but Abraham corrupted that call by taking Lot along.
Just as Abraham should have left Lot behind, we are called to leave our old sinful, messed up, wicked nature behind when God calls us. But just as Abraham took Lot along, we often take our sinful nature along.
God redeems us because we can never save ourselves.