Decisions Matter

 

Genesis 13:8-13

 

  - Lot made a decision that resulted in continuing consequences.  Let's examine his decision.

 

1.  The selfishness of his decision.

 

  - Lot had become motivated by a spirit of worldliness and a desire to advance himself materially.

 

  - If Lot had not been controlled by selfishness, he would have insisted that Abram, his elder in years, have the privilege of the first choice.

 

  - Selfishness will eat away real happiness.

 

  - Selfishness will eventually lead you down a destructive path.

 

2. The wrong direction of his decision.

 

  - Genesis 19:1

 

  - Lot's companionship with sinners had neutralized his witness for the Lord.

 

3. The results of his decisions.

 

  - A man can conduct himself in such a way that he loses the respect of his associates and his family.

 

   a) He lost his influence.

 

      - Genesis 19:14

 

   b) He lost his wife.

 

      - Genesis 19:17

 

      - Genesis 19:26

 

   c) He lost his dignity.

 

      - Lot's daughters had lost all respect for their father and even for themselves.