Rescue me

13 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre[c] the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner; and they were allies with Abram. 14 Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. 15 He divided his forces against them by night, and he and his servants attacked them and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is north of Damascus. 16 So he brought back all the goods, and also brought back his brother Lot and his goods, as well as the women and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.

Here we see Abram rescuing Lot, his peeps, and all his stuff.  In the previous verses we saw Lot in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s the same today.  If we place ourselves around the wrong people, places, or things, eventually we end up needing to be rescued. However, just as Abram came to rescue Lot, Jesus is always available to rescue us.  The truth is if we stay by His side, we don’t have to worry about being taken captive as Lot.  Not in the literal sense, but by the things of this world that will bring you down.  Paul tells us: “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one” (2Thessalonians 3:3).  The truth is the war we face is not against the people we see every day. It’s a spiritual battle within each of us.  Paul the apostle also told us: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).  This is not some hocus-pocus thing. All of us have felt an inward tug at different times.  Evil is out there my friends, and it wants to take you down.  But Jesus can and will save you. Are you in need of being rescued? All you have to do is ask.  But if you’re still confused and are a prisoner like Lot….just say Jesus!