Genesis 14 Devotional Commentary

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Genesis 14:18

After Abraham's great victory in rescuing his nephew from his captors and rejecting the king of Sodom's sly, but tempting offer, we are introduced to an intriguing individual called Melchizedek, which means 'king of Righteousness'. He was no ordinary person for he was 'El Elyon... Priest of the most High God'. But he also had the title 'king of Peace' for we read, "Melchizedek was the king of Salem," i.e. PEACE.


Genesis 14:19

Melchizedek was king of Righteousness and king of Peace, and he was also priest of God Most High. It was as Abram was returning from his victory over a group of rebellious pagan kings, who had kidnapped his nephew Lot, that Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine.

Melchizedek is a most beautiful symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the true King of Righteousness, the only King of Peace, and Great High Priest of read more...

Genesis 14:20

After defeating Chedorlaomer and the rebellious kings who were with him and having rescued his nephew Lot and recovered all the spoils of war, which had been stolen from Sodom and the other cities of the plain, Abram returned and was met by two individuals - the wicked king of Sodom and the godly Melchizedek, (king of Salem and priest of the Most High God).

Abram was confronted with a choice - would he remain God's faithful read more...