Morning Message of Motivation
Notable Sacrifices 14
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
After Abraham defeated four kings and rescued his nephew Lot, two kings came to meet him as he returned from his only war.
Genesis 14:18 NKJV
“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.”
He came to bless Abraham and serve him with communion.
Genesis 14:19 NKJV
“And he blessed him and said: “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;”
After him came the king of Sodom.
Genesis 14:21 NKJV
“Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”
He came to trick Abraham to receive a gift so he could take credit for Abraham’s wealth.
Abraham rejected the gift because the motive behind it was evil.
Genesis 14:23 NIV
“That I will accept nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’”
After the encounters with these two kings, God appeared to Abraham.
Genesis 15:1 NKJV
“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
Despite these reassuring words, Abraham had problems.
Abraham was troubled because he had no son at that time.
Genesis 15:2 NKJV
“But Abram said, “Lord God, what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”
God reassured Abraham with a promise.
Genesis 15:5 NKJV
“Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.”
Abraham believed God.
Genesis 15:6 NKJV
“And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Abraham’s other challenge would lead to a covenant and a sacrifice.
May you win all your battles.
May you receive generational blessings, in Jesus’ name.