In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Today we hear of Abram, leader of a crack commando unit, who in the middle of the night dawned their night vision goggles and took out the combined forces of 4 great kings. All to rescue his nephew Lot. In faith Lot came with Uncle Abram from their home land for his own father was dead. Abram was likely a father to him after his father died. But let us assume that Lot heard the call unto faith that the Holy Spirit placed on Abram (Gen. 12:1-3; 2 Pet. 2:6-9), so that Lot followed Abram to the land promised to Abram. (Gen. 12:4) However, once in the land, Lot followed after the desires of the flesh. Both men’s herds grew too big to remain together. (Gen. 13:5-7) So Abram said to Lot, “Do you want over here or over there?” (Gen. 13:8-9) And Lot saw the greener grass on one side and said, “I’ll take this way.” (Gen. 13:10-11) And so for want of greener grass he got ensnared in the wickedness of the cities of that area: Sodom and Gomorrah. (Gen. 13:12-13) When those cities rebelled against their ruling king and were thus attacked by their ruler and his allies, they weren’t up to the task. They were crushed and Lot was taken captive. (Gen. 14:1-7)