When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Read V1-12. Think about the political structure of that region at that time. Who were the kings allied with Bera king of Sodom? Where were the big battle between the 4 kings and the 5 kings take place? Who won?
Read V13-16. How did Abram get involved in this war? Why do you think he went to rescue Lot? What does this teach about him? What was the outcome of the war?
Read V17-20. Who were the two kings that came to meet Abram after he returned from defeating Kedorlaomer? How were they different? How is Melchizedek described? How did he bless Abram? How did Abram respond to Melchizedek’s blessing? What does this mean?
Read V21-24. What did the king of Sodom suggest in V21. What reasons did Abram give for refusing to keep any of the material goods of Sodom for himself? What does this reveal about his faith?