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!”
In this odd text, we find one of the three mentions of Melchizedek in the Bible. Melchizedek, the great priest, comes and blesses Abram after a battle. Although we don’t know the details of the battle, we can find meaning in this exchange because of the blessing Melchizedek bestows upon Abram. “Blessed be Abram!” Melchizedek’s blessing was an expression of gratitude for the way Abram was letting God work in his life. We see God at work in people’s lives all the time, but fail to express our gratitude for it. As you think about this scripture today, invite God to open your heart and mind to the ways God is working through the people around you. As you begin to see God working in others, express your gratitude to them, just as Melchizedek did to Abram.