The kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were at war with several other kingdoms. A major battle of this war was held at the Vale of Siddim, but the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were defeated at this battle. The kings fled and all their people and goods were taken by the victors. Abram is told of this and he arms his servants and goes to get his brother Lot back along with all his goods and women as well as all the other people who had been taken as well. The king of Sodom goes to Abram and asks for his people back, Abram says ok – he doesn’t want to be accused to taking that which isn’t his.
In other words:
Lot is taken prisoner in a war, Abram rescues him.
Abram, with 318 servants manage to defeat the armies that defeated the Kings of Sodom and Gomorrah. That’s pretty cool. (Genesis 14:14,15)
Moral Lesson Learned:
Don’t be greedy (Genesis 14: 23)