Chapter-a-Day Genesis 14

Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine—he was priest of The High God—and blessed him. Genesis 14:18 (TM)

Mel is an intriguing character who we don’t talk about much outside of theological circles. The Bible calls Mel "priest of The High God" before Moses, before the giving of the law, before the priesthood and code of sacrifice was established through Aaron. We really know very little else about him or how this came to be. It’s a bit mysterious. Yet, Mel brought out "bread and wine", becoming a clear picture to us of Jesus – our intercessor who brings out the bread and wine as a metaphor of his body and blood. Hebrews calls Jesus a "priest in the order of Melchizedek", quoting David in the prophetic Psalm 110.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.