Reading: Genesis 13:14-18 NIV
 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west.  All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.  I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.  Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”  So Abram went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he pitched his tents. There he built an altar to the Lord.
Thought: Another amazing promise and another altar! Remember that Abram is a pretty old man with no children and so this means that Gods promise about his offspring is either wonderful or meaningless! Abrams example is still good – faced with a dilemma he takes his problem to God and keeps listening! Abraham is called “the friend of God” and perhaps this is why – he kept the communication lines open.
Prayer: Psalm 54:1-2 NIV
 Save me , O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.  Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.