Sunday, June 25, 2023

June 25, 2023

Moses records the first war in the Bible. The rebellion began when some countries got tired of being oppressed under another country's rule. It's similar to the States getting tired of Washington and rebelling, then Washington collecting all the belongings of those states and their people. One of the captives escaped and ran to Abram to tell him about the capture of Lot and all his things. Even after Abram and Lot split, he still loved him and set out to rescue him. Abram had an army of people and overtook them, bringing back Lot, his possessions, and all the other people. Even though the Bible tells us that Lot was righteous, he surrounded himself with evil people and suffered the same consequences as they did. The lesson in this is to be careful of who your friends are; even though you may sympathize and engage with a particular people group, if God decides to punish them for their actions and you are involved with them, you may receive the same consequences. If that happens to you, I hope you have a friend like Abram to rescue you. As a side note: Abram gave God the glory for his victory. 

And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and defeated them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. Then he brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his possessions, and the women and the people. Genesis 14:15-16

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