Synopsis

Gen13: Abram journeyed with his nephew Lot. Their servants argued, so Lot went to Sodom, Abram to Canaan. The LORD promised Abram the land.

Gen14: The kings went to war and took Lot captive. Abram rescued Lot. Melchizedek blessed Abram and Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Gen15: The Lord promised Abram an heir and many descendants. Abram believed. He was told that they would be enslaved but would then return.

Moral Lesson

This event provides us with a beautiful illustration of the salvation of God. Lot chose to go his own way, seeking his own interests over the promise of God to bless men through Abram. As a result of his self-seeking, Lot had to face the consequences of his sin. Rather than peace and prosperity he found shame and slavery.Abram trusted God and become a prominent figure among his brethren. At the point where Lot was able to do nothing to correct his errors or to free himself from bondage, Abram, at great personal risk, won the victory and won his release.

Saving Lot was the sole reason for Abram’s daring rescue. In spite of Lot’s disregard for Abram, Abram rescued him from the consequences of his own sin. Just as Jesus has done. How different our decisions appear in the light of history. History weighs the decisions of men.

Full Story

Both Abraham and Lot were wealth and soon their herdsmen began fighting over territory for grazing. So Lot approached Abraham to go separate ways. Lot chose to move near Sodom and Gomorrah, residing in The Jordan valley

Later, around Sodom was attacked, capturing all possessions, food and people, including Lot. Abram took his 318 trained servants and chased after the alliance. He attacked them during the night and totally defeated them. He then took Lot, all the people, and their possessions back to Sodom.

Along the way home, Abram Abram met Melchizedek when he got there. Melchizedek was the king of Salem, but he was also a priest of the Most High God. Abram gave Melchizedek a tenth of everything.