I love this character, Melchizedek. He is shrouded with mystery. The king from Salem that is not a part of Abram and God’s people group, somehow knows God and is a priest! Not only does he know God, but as a priest of God’s he blesses Abram. Some see Jesus in this priest. It’s a cool thought to think that Abram met the incarnate Jesus on the road.
Jesus has shown up in some of the strangest places in my life, times when I felt so alone and times when I needed encouragement. This priest, Melchizedek never died, I don’t know what to think about that but I guess I can say that I have benefited from this priestly ministry in my own life.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.
Come journey with us as we read through the Bible in a year. It is our desire to hear what God wants from us and to know his promises as well as warnings. Each day we will read a text and together we will share what we are learning and encourage one another to finish the goal!