Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. (Genesis 12:4)
Abram followed God. Lot followed Abram. Abram went where God said to go. Lot went where Abram went.
There is a big difference in following God and following a godly leader who is following God. Are you following God or are you following godly people as they follow God?
Abram ended up in the Promise Land. Lot ended up in Sodom. You don’t have to be an Old Testament scholar to know that the Promise Land is better than Sodom.
If Lot started out following Abram, how did he end up in Sodom?
Lot’s first step in the wrong direction was to pitch his tents NEAR Sodom even though he knew the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord. (Genesis 13:12,13)
After living near Sodom for a while, it was only a matter of time before Lot was living IN Sodom (Genesis 14:12).
I guess following godly people is better than following ungodly people, but it falls short of God’s best.
Are you following God’s will for your life, or are you simply following godly people? Are you comfortably living near wickedness? Or are you following God to your Promise Land?