After Abram and Lot had gone their separate ways, the LORD said to Abram: Look around to the north, south, east, and west. I will give you and your family all the land you can see. It will be theirs forever! I will give you more descendants than there are specks of dust on the earth, and someday it will be easier to count the specks of dust than to count your descendants. Now walk back and forth across the land, because I am giving it to you.
(Genesis 13:14-17 CEV)
When the land could no longer support them because of their great possessions and quarrelling began to rise between their herdsmen, Abram suggested that he and his young nephew, Lot, separate. He gave his nephew the opportunity to choose which land he wanted. As the story goes, Lot chose to live near the wicked city of Sodom, while Abram was promised ownership of the whole land of Canaan. I like what someone once said about Abram’s decision to choose last, “Give freely to God. Let others take what they want. God will provide.” Even though Lot chose first, he was greatly disappointed, but Abram chose last and was greatly blessed. So when it seems like everyone is getting ahead, don’t fret. Something good is in store for you.
Being last guarantees something better.