Words from the Heart for Wednesday September 5th, 2018
He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth;and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.
Genesis 14:19-20 (NRSV)
Blessed Be God Most High
Here is another early reference in our Bibles to the relationship of an individual (Abraham) with the Lord as Creator. There is celebration that the Lord has blessed His servant and brought great victory. Abraham’s God is named as the Most High God. Abraham gives an offering of ten percent of all he gained in the victory to honour his God.
We think of mountains when we think of British Columbia, and the province has its share of high points. The highest is Mount Fairweather, as it is usually called, although officially it is Fairweather Mountain. Mount Fairweather is on the boundary with Alaska, with only the summit and about 1/3 of the peak’s massif within British Columbia. The highest summit completely within British Columbia is Mount Waddington at 4,019 m or 13,186 ft. It is in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains.
It is the great privilege of every follower of Jesus to do all we can to bring honour and blessing to our great God. Throughout the pages of Scripture, God’s people have naturally done so. There is an interesting story in Genesis 14. God has just provided Abram with a great victory and in response, Abram offers the Lord a tenth of everything. Genesis 14:19-20 says, “He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave Him one-tenth of everything.” God pours out His blessing on us, day by day. He does so out of His great love for us. In spite of our sin and wayward hearts, God offers us His very best. In return, we naturally want to offer Him our very best. The Bible calls God’s people to offer Him the firstfruits of all we are and all we have. This ought to be natural for us, pouring out of a heart of gratitude for every good gift. What can you offer the Lord today?
These have been words from the heart.