Friday, January 8, 2010

Abram Meets Melchizedek—A Type of Christ

Genesis 14-15

Though he didn’t start the war, Abram fought a key battle,
For Lot was captured by invaders along with his wealth and cattle.
Abram geared up his fighting men, went hotly in pursuit;
Defeated the enemy late one night reclaiming the captured loot.

A surprising thing happened to him, one he hadn’t expected.
He was met and spiritually blessed by priestly king Melchizedek.
Melchizedek was the king of Salem, a priest of God most High.
Abram felt the presence of God and paid the priest a tithe.

Abram gave to Melchizedek Salem’s people and possessions.
He treated the office with high respect avoiding indiscretion.
He took nothing for himself except the food they had eaten,
And a portion for his men from the enemy they had beaten.

After these things God came to Abram, spoke in a heavenly vision.
He said to him, “Don’t be afraid. I’ve been with you in your decisions.”
Abram said, “I don’t have an heir. I’ve been wondering why?”
Jehovah then took Abram outside, told him to look to the sky.

“See all those stars shining above. Count them if you can.
That’s how many descendants you’ll have in their various clans.”
Abram chose to believe the Lord, His Deity he confessed.
God was pleased with Abram’s faith, counted it righteousness.

Abram came to know our Lord by a sincere expression of faith.
For that is the way we relate to God as we trust in His saving grace.
Have you trusted Christ today? With Him you can end your search.
For Jesus is both Savior and Lord, the Creator of heaven and earth.

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