Who has not been impressed by and commended the attitude of Abraham when his herdmen and those of Lot quarreled, because, owing to the increase of their cattle, the land was not able to bear the two companies? What a tender sentiment was conveyed in his loving admonition, "Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren"! Then followed his meek counsel that for convenience' sake they separate themselves, giving Lot the option of choosing the land he desired. Nor did Abraham lose aught by his meekness; for his land was divinely appointed for him.
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