You Can’t Hide It

August 31st, 2015

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Genesis 14:17—15:6

Because of his family, Abram got pulled into a fight that wasn’t his. When his nephew Lot was taken captive in a war between the kings from the Valley of Siddim and invading forces, Abram assembled a strong force of his household and neighbors in the Judean highlands. He proved to be an effective general–he defeated the invaders and rescued Lot.

While returning home, the victorious forces passed a Jebusite fortress called Salem (later Jerusalem). The king and priest of Salem, Melchizedek, blessed Abram in the name of El-Elyon, “God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth” (Genesis 14:19). Abram’s victory brought glory to God. That is why Abram refused the king of Sodom’s offer to take spoils of war for himself. He had not entered into the conflict for gain. The “LORD, God Most High” would receive all honor for the victory.

Abram could have taken the bounty; instead, he chose the blessing. You can’t hide that kind of commitment. Others will see and celebrate the blessing.

Author: Duane Brush


One Response to “You Can’t Hide It”

  1. rose palomo Says:

    August 31st, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    The world offers us much but we must keep our eyes on Jesus. The bible says in Heb 12:2 (KJV) Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Our blessings and rewards come from God Almighty. Thank you Lord for Your Son Jesus who has died for us. He is the prince of peace and Jesus is our blessing. His Grace is sufficient.

    Rose Palomo

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