|Abram refuses Bera's rewards and accepts blessings of Melchizadek|
We all have trials. It is not that we have them but rather how we choose to deal with them. Abram chose to believe not in the arm of man but rather in God, to hope not for riches but for the blessings of heaven, and to endure his time of challenge with a strength and fortitude that promised him sacred opportunity, wisdom, perspective and promise.
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- · He armed his trained servants (318 of them)
- · He pursued Chedorlaomer and his 4 kings to the land of Dan
- · He divides himself with his servants and attacks them at night and pursues them to Hobah
- · He slaughters Team A (all 4 kings) at the valley of Shaveh (the kings dale)
- · He then brings back all of the spoils that had been taken, “all the goods, his brother Lot, the women, and the people.” (Gen 14: 16)
- · He receives a blessing from Melchizedek
- · He pays his tithes
- · He gives credit to his “most high God”. (Genesis 14:22-24)
- · He meets out his reward with justice and in such a way to give recognizes the true source of his strength and virtue.
|Abram rescues Lot|