10.13.2014. We're Not Alone. By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

We’re Not Alone

Abram’s nephew was in a lot of trouble. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, where Lot lived, had been overtaken by a group of raiding kings. They sacked Sodom, captured Lot and his household, and then fled north.

When Abram heard that his brother’s son had been kidnapped, he rounded up 318 trained servants, chased the kidnappers and rescued Lot.

What happened next is even more remarkable. Melchizedek, the king of Salem, visited Abram to congratulate him and to bless him in the name of “God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth” (Gen. 14:19).

This was unheard of. In those days, people invoked the names of Baal and other false local gods. So it was remarkable that Abram, who was just learning to trust the God of the universe, would be visited by a ruler who shared his faith in the one true God.

Sometimes we might feel that all around us are people who don’t know the God of the Bible. They may speak of religion or faith, but genuine trust in the Lord of the universe seems to be exception. That shouldn’t stop us.

Abram was surrounded by people who didn’t know God – yet he kept the faith. We also must keep the faith, especially during those times when we feel all alone.

When You Walk With God, You’ll be out Of Step with the World.

On the Battlefield
Deacon Bruce