Before the Law

“‘And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.’ Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” (Gen 14:20)

The truth of giving as a principle goes beyond the law. This example of giving predates Moses and the covenant. Abram (who would become Abraham) gave Melchizedek one-tenth of the spoils of war after a great victory.

We are not called the sons of Moses but the sons of Abraham, because we are children of faith, not children of the law. He is a model for us, as is his covenant, which is one of blessing and righteousness by faith. When God gives us victory and blessing, Abram showed us the way to give thanks and acknowledge who is our provider.

Quick Prayer: Teach me about giving Your way—not man’s way or a church’s way but Your way; the way ordained for me. Amen.