Read Genesis 14
Focus on verse 19-2049A5C05C-B645-4F49-8AC5-FA98D7FBF2B7-786-000001395FFD92F6

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
and blessed be God Most High,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” (v. 19-20)

This is the blessing of Melchizedek the priest of God Most High pronounced over Abram. So here is the scenario… the five kings from Lot’s neck of the woods, lose a battle against the four kings led by Chedorlaomer and Lot and his family are captured. When Abram hears about it he rallies the 318 men with him, pursues the four kings and their armies, attacks and defeats them to rescue Lot and his family. The text does not give us the number of the armies that were with Chedorlaomer, but it would seem that if they were sufficient in number to defeat the forces of the five kings of the Sodom and Gomorrah region, it is entirely possible that Abram’s forces would have been outnumbered and that this may have been a battle similar to that of Gideon who many years later would defeat a force of 120,000 with 300 men.
The moral of the story ultimately seems to be “when God is for us, who can be against us?” One would think it might also be a safe to assume that as the reports of Abram’s victory over Chedorlaomer got around the region that the neighboring people in that area took note and would think carefully about messing with Abram or anyone connected to him.
Lord, thank you that I can have absolute confidence in You, and that when You have my back I do not have to fear anything or any situation.


About Dented-Knight

Peter Enns (aka - The Dented Knight) is a native of rural southern Manitoba, Canada. He is an ordained minister, the proprietor of LNE Web Services, father of four, grandfather of two, and life long husband of one. 
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