Melchizedek In The Bible

Abraham receiving the blessing from Melchizedek

Abraham receiving the blessing from Melchizedek

One of the most mysterious people in the Bible is the king of peace, Melchizedek. He appeared one day in the life of Abraham (then Abram) was    never   heard    from    again.

However what happened that day would be remembered throughout history and eventually became the subject of a New Testament letter (Hebrews).

This meeting between Abram and Melchizedek was most unusual.  Although they were strangers to each other, they shared a most important characteristic: both worshipped and served the one God who made heaven and earth. This was a great moment of triumph for Abram because he just defeated an army and regained the freedom of a large group of captives. If there was any doubt about whose victory it was, Melchizedek set the record straight by reminding Abram, “Blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand” (Genesis 14:20). Abram recognized that this man worshiped the same God as he did with this statement.

Melchizedek was one of a small group of God honoring people throughout the Old Testament who came in contact with Jews (Israelites) but were not Jews themselves. This meant that the requirement to be a follower of God is not genetic, but is based on faithfully obeying His teachings and recognizing His greatness.

Are you aware of the similarities between yourself and others that worship God, even if their form of worship is quite different than yours? Do you know the God of the Bible well enough to know if you truly worship Him? By reading the Bible and getting insight into these great men of God, we begin to understand who this great God the Creator of heaven and earth really is. It will show you how much He loves you and desires that you know Him personally. It will show you His awesome power and love He has for you. What a great feeling in knowing that your Father in Heaven is so powerful that no one better mess with you. What a feeling to know that your Creator and Father in Heaven is so powerful that He could lift one finger and destroy an entire nation. Yet He calls you His child, and wants to have a personal one on one relationship with you. Try asking the President out to lunch and see how far you get. Ask God and He will be there for you!

Live for God and you’re likely to be at the right place at the right time. Examine your heart: To whom or what is your greatest loyalty? If you can honestly answer God, you are living for Him.      (SOURCE UNKNOWN)

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