Abram hears of Lot being taken captive in the war of the kings of the area, and he immediately goes out to rescue him. He is successful and then after his victory he comes across a few of the kings. Melchizedek is the first. His response was to give God the glory, because he knew the victory was not Abrams, but Gods. The king of Sodom came along and asks for the people he rescued and told Abram to keep the spoils of the victory. Abram said he promised God he would not keep anything from the battle except what his men had eaten and would return what was rightfully belonging to the other kings. This tells me that even before his immediate action, he stopped. He spoke with God. And Melchizedek was able to confirm what Abram knew was true. The victory was truly God’s.