by Robert Chamberlain
and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Genesis 14:20 ESV
Melchizedek, the shadowy priestly king who spoke this verse, foreshadows the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re told this in the book of Hebrews. Jesus is the great high priest and the King of kings.
Abraham recieved bread and wine from Melchizedek. We recieve the bread of Christ’s body, broken for us; and the wine of His blood, shed for us. We don’t know of Melchizedek’s origin or successors; and we don’t know of Christ’s, because He doesn’t have them. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Abraham may have had the victory against his enemies as he fought for his nephew Lot; but it was God Most High who granted the victory. The Lord is the one who will ultimately deliver our enemies into our hands. In Christ we ultimately win against all our adversaries.
If Abraham gave Melchizedek 10% of everything, then that is the least we can give our Saviour the Lord Jesus, the great high priest in Melchizedek’s line. We owe Christ the victory over sin and satan and death. 10% is nothing compared to the everything that God has given for us.
“God Most High, You have given everything for us, and in You we have the victory over all that is against us. May we be prodigiously generous in what we return to You for all that You have done for us. To the glory of Christ, amen”