10 January: The First “Communion”

Today’s chapter shows, for the first time in history, that bread, wine and a 10% offering were connected to a Priest of the Creator God…

READ GENESIS 14   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Between yesterday’s Breadcrumb and today’s Abraham and his nephew Lot had to separate. God had blessed them so much that the land couldn’t sustain all their flocks. Lot chose to live near the city of Sodom – even though it was common knowledge that “the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinned greatly against the Lord.”[a]

In the middle of this historic narrative, my interest is caught again by this King of Jerusalem and Priest of God Most High. He showed up on the stage for a very brief moment before dropping out of sight again. This isn’t just “a nice story” – it’s another vital puzzle piece to take note of.

In Memory of the Creator

In Memory of the God who Releases Captives

This is the first mention of a Priest and therefore an organised religious system with a priesthood who worshipped the Creator God. [v18-20]  What I found fascinating is that this king and priest brought Abraham bread and wine just like any “house visit” from a priest today. It’s the first record of an administration of what is now called “the sacraments” or “communion”. .…Read More? … CLICK to follow “10 January – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting a personal connection with Father God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Father of Creation, I want to worship You (just as Melchizedek did) and love the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my might.” [Deuteronomy 6:5]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Issues you know of around the World[b]
  • Your Country’s medical services, doctors, and nursing staff
  • Yourself: Deeper Insight into Scripture
  • Your concerns for today
Father, help me not to lose heart in doing good – because, in due time, I know I’ll reap if I don’t give up. [Galatians 6:9]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Lord, help me to be like Your people in ancient times who chose to stand out as different; who read from Your word, and confessed and worshipped before You day and night. [Nehemiah 9:2-3]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Be gracious to me, O God, because my soul takes refuge in You. In the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge until destruction passes me by. [Psalm 57:1]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator God’s Salvation Plan

“…He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit…” [Titus 3:5]

[a] Genesis 13:13

[b] Use the news to pray for those in distress

Posted in Abraham, Creator God, Daily Breadcrumbs, Define Communion, Faith in Action, Faith in History, Gift of Bread and Wine, Religious Ritual, Sodom, The First Sacraments, The Most High God

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