A Christian Journey

Fear Not

“And blessed, praised, and glorified be God Most High, Who has given your foes into you hand!  And Abram gave him a tenth of all he had taken.”    Genesis 14:20    Amplified

The bible is filled with all kinds of wonderful stories of people just like you and me.  I think the enemy has done a good job of making people believe that the bible is too hard to understand and so they don’t read it.   Yes there are some chapters that get a little bogged down with names we can’t pronounce, but if your name was written in the bible wouldn’t you want people to read it?

The most interesting thing to me about God’s Word is how little religion is talked about.  Most of the people in the stories are just ordinary people like you and me, they aren’t priests.  There are kings and judges, but even most of them were everyday citizens that God called.  David, one of the mightiest kings in the bible, a man after God’s own heart, was a shepherd boy.  That’s encouraging to me, I always say, if they (other people) can do it, I can do it!

In the story in which today’s verse comes from Abram had just battled kings to save Lot his nephew.  In celebration of the victory Melchizedek, king of Salem, later called Jerusalem, brought out bread and wine for nourishment for Abram and his men.  In verse 18 it says Melchizedek was the priest of God Most High.  There’s nothing said about him before this verse, and nothing said after it.  Some believe he was a Christ like figure.  Notice though, Melchizedek wasn’t the one defeating the foes, an ordinary man was.

The point is that Abram had a personal relationship with God and He gave him victory over his enemies.  He will do that for us too.


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