Back to the Beginning: Genesis 14

We find ourselves in Genesis 14 today. Click on the link to read the verses.
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,

    Creator of heaven and earth.


And praise be to God Most High,

    who delivered your enemies into your hand.”-vs. 18-20

These verses always catch my attention. Who was Melchizedek besides the king of Salem, and how did he become a priest of the Most High God? The same God Abram worshiped. And then we read in Hebrews these words…

He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.  For it is declared: 
“You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek.” 
Hebrews 7:13-17

Jesus and the King of Salem were cut from the same cloth. Priests who were different because they were not sons of Aaron… not Levites.

Take a look at the how Melchizedek ministered to Abram. He brought bread and wine, symbols of Communion… a foreshadowing of things to come. It reminds me… the entire Bible, front to back, Old Testament and New points to Jesus.

Jesus is our High Priest.

 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:14-16

 God Most High, You planned to send Your Son for us from the very beginning.
Help me to see Him in all Your Word and in all my life.

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