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Friday, March 26, 2010

Genesis 14: 1-12

Chapter 14

1 1 In the days of. . . , Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim

2 made war on Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar).

3 2 All the latter kings joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

4 For twelve years they had been subject to Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 3 In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

6 and the Horites in the hill country of Seir, as far as Elparan, close by the wilderness.

7 They then turned back and came to Enmishpat (that is, Kadesh), and they subdued the whole country both of the Amalekites and of the Amorites who dwelt in Hazazon-tamar.

8 Thereupon the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) marched out, and in the Valley of Siddim they went into battle against them:

9 against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar-four kings against five.

10Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits; and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, they fell into these, while the rest fled to the mountains.

11 The victors seized all the possessions and food supplies of Sodom and Gomorrah and then went their way,

12 taking with them Abram's nephew Lot, who had been living in Sodom, as well as his possessions.

Reflection: Tough times. It looked at first like Lot had chosen the better path. I wonder why they took Lot? God allows the craziest things to happen. I remember being told that the Bible was full of war. I see now that there is always a conflict going on. We think that times are worse now than ever before, but I don't think so. Not deep today, just gald to have the guided words of God to join us.

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