Here's a thought. Both options were good options. The better choice also was the choice that seemed like the lesser choice.
Perhaps that's a lesson for us. Sometimes the Lord may expect us to choose what seems like the lesser choice.
For instance. Turning down a calling is never the right thing to do. But what if, in this circumstance, the Lord has provided an opportunity for you to do the more important thing even though accepting the call seems like what you should always always do.
Of course, this line of thinking doesn't reflect well on Abraham. . . .