(The Man Called Abraham)


Genesis 14:14-16

_”When Abram heard that his nephew had been taken captive, he mobilized his 318 trained men who had been born in his household, and he pursued the invaders as far as Dan.”_

_”Then, during the night, Abram divided his forces against them and defeated them. He chased them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. He retrieved all the stolen property. He also brought back his nephew Lot and his possessions, as well as the women and the rest of the people.”

Life is full of battles. Sometimes the most crucial of the battles are the ones that seek to destroy our loved ones. In situations whereby a loved one of us is going through a tough battle, what can we do best to help secure victory? God wants us to take a cue from Abraham today.

Abraham had his closest nephew, Lot, depart from him to reside in the green regions of Jordan. A great war took place between a coalition of four kings against that of five kings, including the territory of Sodom and Gomorrah where Lot lived. The four kings won the battle, took Sodom and Gomorrah captive including Lot and all his possessions.

When Abraham heard it, he could have been unconcerned about it; afterall, Lot chose the best lands. However, he quickly mobilized all his household men trained them and defeated a coalition of four powerful nations with home trained 318 men. He recovered his nephew Lot, and all the possessions of the city Lot lived in. That is great concern and sacrifice. Abraham was truly a good man.

Beloved, when you hear of your brother in trouble, how do you feel and what do you do about it? When you even promise to pray for a brother in need, do you really pray for him? May we fight for our brethren in their times of need.

Heavenly Father, please forgive me for the times I looked unconcerned as my neighbor suffered. Please grant me the grace and bless me with the needed resources to help others who are in need. In Jesus name, amen.

_Question for Meditation_
In what ways can I fight for the vulnerable in society?

🙏🏽(Ps. Carl Baisie-Essel and the gdt Makers Family) 🙏🏽