Saturday, July 8, 2017
The war of nations was recorded in this chapter, only because Abram and Lot were involved. Out of covetousness, Lot had settled in the fruitful land of Sodom, and its inhabitants, the descendants of Ham and Canaan were ripe for vengeance. The invaders came from the East took the people including Lot and their goods. Abraham took the opportunity to give a real proof of being truly good to his relative Lot, to rescue from the enemies. The Bible tells that as we have opportunity, we must do good to all. While celebrating the victory, Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High brought bread and wine and blessed Abram. It is remarkable that Jesus Christ appointed the same elements as the memorials of His body and blood, the food for our souls. Melchizedek blessed Abram from God, and in return, Abram expressed his thankfulness by giving the tithe of all the blessings he received from the king of Sodom. Like Abraham, the people of God must be faithful not just to their friends, but to God always, who is the Possessors of all that we have. God bless.
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