Sunday, November 17, 2013

War of Liberation (Genesis 14:14-16)

Genesis 14:14-16

King James Version (KJV)
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Here Abraham rescues his brother Lot from foreign captors. Could this example be showing us that nations can war with other nations to rescue endangered citizens of other countries? We have seen this application especially in Christian history, where Christian nations would make war to deliver persecuted Christians from other lands.