Genesis 14:16 - Then he brought back all the possessions, and also brought back his kinsman Lot with his possessions, and the women and the people.
Who is God? In Genesis 14,
Earthly rulers plan and wage war, but His purposes prevail.
He allows us to settle in a place of sin, but there is a day of reckoning.
The enemy may think that they have captured everyone and everything, but He causes one to escape and bring deliverance.
He asks us to pursue people regardless of the choices they have made.
He honors the hard work of training for battle.
He is able to rescue and redeem everything that was stolen away.
As He rescues, it demonstrates that He is the creator and possessor of heaven and earth.
As we give Him a tenth, we declare that He is our creator and possessor.
When our enemies are delivered into our hands, it is because of Him.
Oh Father, I rest under your prevailing purposes. You are greater than any ruler or war. Show me any place where I am settling for less than your best. Open my eyes to any pit that I have moved near. I wander and settle, and need rescue, but I look up and see you.
Now train me for rescue Oh God. Grant me your joy of purusing the undeserving, and seeing the look of freedom on their face. I gladly give a tenth of everything to God Most High, my possessor, my redeemer.