“And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: (20) And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.” – Genesis 14:19-20
Read: Genesis 14:14-24; Galatians 3:6-29; Genesis 5: 21-24; Hebrews 8:1-13
God is a God of covenant, and through the ages, has demonstrated that through His dealings with mankind. After the flood, He assured that the world would never again be destroyed by water; so He made a covenant with Noah. Later on, He cut covenant with the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, etc. However, when Jesus shed His blood and died for us, God entered into a more superior covenant with us. And the Bible says it is a covenant established on better promises. So the covenant with Abraham is a shadow of what we currently have with God. Our covenant with God puts us in partnership with Him, and that is a powerful concept. It means, like Abraham, we are friends of God! We both share in this alliance. He is the senior partner and graciously shares of Himself with us. He won’t keep secrets from you. In our text today, the Bible says, “Blessed be Abram (put your name here) of the most high God”: that was the same blessing or empowerment placed on Adam in the Garden. So, you and I are empowered to prosper like these men were! That means you will be fruitful; you will multiply; you will replenish (or enjoy fulfillment); you will subdue the enemy and every opposition; and you will have dominion (over creeps!). All these are a result of God fulfilling His part of our partnership with Him. Our part is to make a quality commitment to God like Abram did; and then demonstrate that in our actions. And secondly, we ought to move from our present level of acquaintance with Him, to a level of intimacy. That is, God is looking for us to become bosom (affectionate) and close friends who seek to please and be like Him. We want to be holy, pure, truthful, loving, and merciful like He is. Present yourself to Him today, and receive the grace you need to be pleasing to Him. Focus on an area of your life today where you will be more like God in the next few days. You are blessed, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.