Abram Rescues Lot

Genesis 14 (another short one, too many school projects, tests and work going on)

Okay, so, what I got out of it was this:  Some kings of different lands went to war against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah and some other lands.  Four kings against five.

The Valley of Siddim (the Salt Sea) was full of tar pits, and when the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some of the men fell into them and the rest fled to the hills.  The four kings seized all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food; then they left.  They also carried off Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, since he was living in Sodom.  One who escaped reported this to Abram.  Abram gathered his allies and went in pursuit, attacking the men who took Lot, recovered all the goods and brought back Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.

After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley).  Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.  The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the people and keep the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, and have taken an oath that I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the thong of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’  I will accept nothing but what my men have eaten and the share that belongs to the men who went with me–to Aner, Eshcol and Mamre. Let them have their share.”

What Hallie had to say about the chapter:  “Some kings got in a fight.  Abram wanted to rescue Lot because he felt responsible for him.”

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