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Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We love hearing from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

OCTOBER 11

Read: Genesis 13

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 12

Read: Genesis 13:1-4

1 So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb. 2 Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 He journeyed on by stages from the Negeb as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 to the place where he had made an altar at the first; and there Abram called on the name of the Lord

Reflect: Has there been a time in your life when you had to “reset” your direction; your priorities? How did you feel God’s presence in that time?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 13

Read: Genesis 13:5-9

5 Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, 6 so that the land could not support both of them living together; for their possessions were so great that they could not live together, 7 and there was strife between the herders of Abram’s livestock and the herders of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land. 8 Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herders and my herders; for we are kindred. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.”

Reflect: How do you resolve tension in your family? How do you rely on God in that resolution?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 14

Read: Genesis 13:10-11

10 Lot looked about him, and saw that the plain of the Jordan was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar; this was before the Lord had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. 11 So Lot chose for himself all the plain of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward; thus they separated from each other.

Reflect: What was your first “adult” decision? How did you experience God’s grace?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 15

Read: Genesis 13:12-13

12 Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the Plain and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord.

Reflect: When have you felt like you were exactly where God was calling you to be?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 16

Read: Genesis 13:14-20

14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Raise your eyes now, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward; 15 for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth; so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. 17 Rise up, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” 18 So Abram moved his tent, and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron; and there he built an altar to the Lord.

Reflect: Where do you experience God’s abundance in your life?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

OCTOBER 17

Read: Genesis 13

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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  1. God’s abundance: family, church community, service, nature

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