So Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the Negeb.
Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. And he journeyed on from the Negeb as far as Bethel to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, to the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the LORD. And Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents, so that the land could not support both of them dwelling together; for their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together, and there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. At that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were dwelling in the land.
Comment: I wonder if the first sentence is a little sarcastic. In Egypt Sarai had been his sister, caught up in Pharaoh’s world, now she is back in her proper place as his wife! At any rate they travel back to where Abram had built an altar to God. The locals, the Canaanites and Perizzites were still there and when both Abram and Lot with their sizeable herds arrive back there the herdsman, seeking to look after theie own leader’s interests get into arguing and I suspect a few punches were thrown! Human nature hasn’t changed much over the years!
Prayer: Help me to see other people’s needs as well as my own, O my Father.