“I am with you always!”


What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?

“Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine.” (Genesis 14:18)
Who is this priestly king, who rules over (Jeru)Salem (or ‘king of peace’)?
Who is this Melchizedek, whose name means ‘righteous king’?
Who is this mysterious man who brings our bread and wine, and receives the tithe?
“Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.” (Hebrews 7:3)
Because nothing is known about him past or present, he is seen as a forever priest.
David himself saw the messiah as “a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” (Psalm 110:4)
Whoever he was, Abraham sees God in him, and recognizes God’s blessing (Genesis 12:1-3).
He honours this righteous king of peace with a tithe, a gift worthy of God!
Jesus comes to us this way, and blesses us with grace (bread and wine) and peace.
He remains a faithful and forever priest, whatever is going on, to continue blessing us.
He is with us in our battles, in our victories and our defeats… always, to the end!
He may come through a close friend or a complete stranger, but Jesus will be in them.
Look for Jesus in the people who bless and help you today – and honour Jesus through them!
Lord, you still show up for us today, through people we meet. Help me to notice these grace and peace blessers, and see in them that you remain my priest forever!


  1. Abram rescues his nephew and all the remaining people – and they all want to ‘reward’ Abram – but a special tribute comes from Melchizedek the Priest of Salem – he brings out bread and wine. I’m hung up on that phrase – he brought bread and wine. What a beautiful connection to the Lord’s Supper. To me Melchizedek is Jesus! And how I appreciate Abram’s response of a tithe of everything!

  2. Living in the presence of the Lord doing His will. Walking and talking with the Lord seeing what He is doing in my life. I need to worship Him in all my doings – in my words and deeds – recognizing His presence daily. Where do I see God this day as I live for Him? Open my eyes Lord that I see You always.

    On your journey to the grave
    Would you stop and try to save
    Are you walkin’ and a-talkin’ with the Lord?
    Would you lend a helping hand
    To some poor sinner man
    Are you walkin’ and a-talkin’ with the Lord?

    Are you walkin’, (are you walkin’)
    Are you talkin’, (are you talkin’)
    Are you walkin’ and a-talkin’ with the Lord?
    Are you traveling in his light
    Ev’ry day and ev’ry night
    Are you walkin’ and a talkin’ with the Lord?

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