This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in Genesis 13, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.
Once upon a time, there was a man named Abram. Abram had many animals, as well as lots of silver and gold. He traveled to a place called Bethel, where he had made an altar to the Lord before. Abram’s nephew, Lot, went with him, and he also had lots of animals and tents.
However, the herdsmen who took care of their animals started to have problems with each other. There wasn’t enough land for both of their animals to graze, so they began to argue. Abram did not want the fighting to continue, so he said to Lot, “We are family, and we shouldn’t argue. Let’s separate. You can choose to go one way, and I’ll go the other.”
Lot looked around and saw that the Jordan Valley was a really good place to go. There was a lot of water there, and it was very pretty. Lot decided to go to the Jordan Valley.
Abram stayed where he was, and Lot went to live near a city called Sodom. The people in Sodom were very bad and did not follow God.
God spoke to Abram and said, “Look around you. All the land that you can see will belong to you and your family forever. Your family will be so big that no one can count them all.” Abram was happy and built an altar to the Lord in a place called Hebron.
- It is important to obey God even when others are not following Him.
- Even when we face difficult decisions, God can guide us to make the right choices.
- We can still show love and kindness to those who make different choices than we do.
- Family relationships are important and should be valued and respected.