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Doug Schorle 06-14-2020 // Genesis 14 - The Rescue of Lot

June 14, 2020

In Genesis 12, the Lord called Abram to leave his home, his relatives and his father's house and journey to a land the Lord would show him.  The promise of God was to make Abram a great nation; to make his name great; to bless the nations of the earth through his seed.

By faith Abram stepped out, leaving it all behind; with one notable exception.  Abram took with with him Lot, the son of his late brother, Haran.  Many have commented on the wisdom of this decision, and that is still a topic of much discussion.

But in Genesis 14, we see Lot now in a situation requiring rescue.  The kings around the Salt Sea rebelled against their oppressors whom they had served for 12 years.  This included Sodom where Lot had taken up residence.  And when the dust settled, Sodom was again defeated and Lot now a prisoner.

Upon hearing of his capture, Abram musters his forces and mounts a rescue mission.  As we enter into the events of Genesis 14, we get a picture of another, greater, rescue mission.  Surely Lot's choices put him into his predicament and as such did not deserve rescue.  Likewise, we in our sin, by our own decisions have been led captive by a much greater enemy.  But God in His mercy launched a rescue mission, sending His own Son to seek and to save that which was lost.

May you be blessed through God's Word.

Thank you for listening.