Abram walked with confidence and distinction. The Bible does not elucidate on the strength and prowess of his chosen son, but to put a point on it, he and his men did what 5 kings armies could not. He routed the enemy and saved his nephew…well, he and the Lord.
When he met Melchizedek the King of Salem–the true leader of a nation of priests, He gladly gave the first 10th of the spoils to him, as Melchizedek represented the true warrior of the battle. It was Abram’s faith, not his skills–that delivered Abram and would continue to deliver his lineage from then to now. Make no mistake–Abram and his men were warriors and skilled; but, they were also faithful and trusted God!
In our lives, we face the same opportunity each day. The world is seeking to carry off our families, our passion and our faith. Only, if we humbly trust God and follow him; will we win this spiritual war. When we do trust him–we will stand out like the true warriors he develops. Be faithful in all things, understand he loves you completely and walk confidently into today’s battle– then you will make a difference in the lives of those on the line with you!
God Bless You
A man who had escaped came and reported this to Abram the Hebrew. Now Abram was living near the great trees of Mamre the Amorite, a brother of Eshkol and Aner, all of whom were allied with Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other people.17 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).
18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And praise be to God Most High,
who delivered your enemies into your hand.”
Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.