Abram and Lot part ways. Its pretty random, an amicable business arrangement between two wealthy, related family heads. But Lot has no connection with the Lord, and Abram does. Lot pitches his tent ominously near Sodom. The narrator interjects that this was before the Lord destroyed it, but it was already very wicked. Lot is among the cities. His land is probably better “well watered like God’s garden” Abram is in the vacant plains, and builds an altar to the Lord, and calls on the Lord. Its all about the spiritual dimension, and that is a thirst, and an acknowledgement of the thirst, for the Lord.
Bless me Father, I’m not perfect, but help me thirst for you.