So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house . . . swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites . . . go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.
When Lot and his family were taken captive, Abram quickly assembled a veritable fighting force from the servants born in his household numbering 318 men strong. Not willing to use his 80 plus years as an excuse to sit on the sidelines, he took charge of the operation and followed the offending armies in hot pursuit.
Abram trusted God; and his choices not only exhibited a character that pursued peace, but also faith in the ability of God to fulfill His promises.
So Abram moved his tent and came and settled by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are at Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.
Traveling from Haran to Shechem, their journey was an act of obedience based on Abram’s faith in God’s promise to give him the land of Canaan as a possession, a posterity to inhabit the land and a name of great renown.