Entry into the life of God demands poverty of spirit. One must bow to God and bow to his plan. The rich in spirit refuse to do this. There will always be this battle. However, once a person yields to the gospel, the good news explodes the deception of our own goodness. Our only regret will be that we didn’t yield sooner.
Abraham discovered this little by little as he walked with God. We must remember that Abraham did not walk alone. He walked with the Promises of God. As he walked he became poorer in himself and richer toward God. In fact, he became so rich that he could yield to his nephew Lot as a grand demonstration of his riches in God. We can do the same.