To rescue his nephew Lot, Abraham had to defeat four nations that had just conquered five nations.
We could say that Abraham defeated nine nations at once with a mere 318 men.
I can only imagine the caliber of those servants.
But the most glorious thing about his victory was not his boldness or bravery.
He trusted in the promise: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you…” Genesis 12.3.
His victory was so great that he himself was amazed.
In fact he was afraid that his fame would stir up other nations to unite and attack him.
But our wonderful Lord came to him and encourage him, saying: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
Abraham then took advantage of that opportunity and complained: “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?
This one shall not be your heir, but one who will come from your own body shall be your heir”, the Lord replied.
Then He brought him outside and said, “’Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be,’” Genesis 15.1-5.
Each star symbolized one of Abraham’s descendants.
He was unable to count the stars, just as he would be unable to count the number of his descendants.
Those who live in the faith of Abraham are one of those stars.
Each star has the promise of God, which He promised to Abraham under oath.
Every one of his heirs is, by legal right, one of his “stars”.
Are you a star of Abraham?
Bishop Edir Macedo