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Gen 13: 10-11 And Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. 11 Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east. And they separated from each other

Gen 19: 29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.

An example of temporal blessing is in the life of Lot. He chose the good fertile land by seeing it from his natural eyes. He took all his blessings which he received while staying with Abraham and moved to Sodom. Though he was righteous in front of God, he was saved from the wrath of God, not only because of his righteousness, but also because of the intercession of Abraham. God granted Abraham his desire when he interceded for Lot. When Lot left Sodom, he did not take his possessions with him. All the blessings he received were destroyed along with Sodom. He had his life escaped but not his blessing. Likewise, in our lives when we choose our paths according to our natural wisdom, we may be blessed. This blessing might come through someone else praying for us and interceding for us in prayer. But in all this we have to see whether it remained with us to eternal or it got dropped off in between. If it got dropped in between then it is not the blessing we need to seek and there are far greater things wait for us to inherit in the Lord. So let us seek the blessing that remains with us to eternal or at least yield its fruits to eternal.

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