Saturday, January 21, 2012

Genesis: Chapter Thirteen

So Abram took all that he had, with his wife and with Lot
Went from Egypt, and to the Negev like a shot
Abram was wealthy in livestock, having a big fold
He also had much silver and gold

And Abram moved on from the Negev, from place to place
Till he came to Bethel, and between Bethel and Ai in open space
This where his tent had been once before
And where he had built an altar to God to worship and adore
Then Abram took out his spiritual sword
And he did call on the name of the Lord

So Lot, who had came along for the ride
Also had flocks, herds and tents by his side
And the land was so crowded when they were all together
Their possessions were so great, them being together
As a realistic option was not so clever
And Abram’s herder’s were quarrelling with Lot’s
Both of them acting like their boss was the big shot
And to add to the mix, also living in the land at this time
The Canaanites and Perizzites adding up to an imperfect rhyme

So Abram went and he spoke to Lot
Wow let’s stop all this arguing it’s all just rot
We are not strangers who met in the night
We are relatives we should not fight
Isn’t the whole land right here before our eyes
Let’s part ways before things get serious and somebody dies
Abram said if you decide to go to the left
Then I’ll go right I won’t feel bereft
If you decide to go to the right
I’ll go left, I won’t put up a fight

So Lot gazed out at all he could see
Thinking what is the best land for me
He saw the whole plain of Jordan towards Zoar was watered well
Like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, it was indeed an easy sell
(Just a note to say that this was before the Lord had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
That would happen sometime after tomorrow)
 So Lot chose the whole plain of Jordan as his land
And headed east with his entire band
The two men said farewell
Parting company so they could both potentially excel
Abram in the lands of Canaan he did stay
Lot lived in the cities of the plain in his own way
He pitched his tents near the place called Sodom
These people were wicked, sinning greatly against God, this was a place you call truly call heathendom

The Lord spoke to Abram after Lot had left the nest
And he said look around you to the north, south, east and west
All the land that you can see I’m giving to you – it’s yours
For you and your offspring forever this I assure

So Abram went and near the great tree of Mamre near Hebron did he reside
There he built an altar to the Lord, he knew who was his true guide.

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