Public Honoring

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Today's reading: Genesis 14:17-24

After Abram and his neighbors track down and defeat the kings who had taken the residents and possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah, the king of Sodom reaches out to Abram to thank and honor him. Melchizedek, the king of Salem, also comes to recognize and offer a blessing to Abram. (Verse 18 tells us that Melchizedek was a priest of God Most High. See Hebrews 7 for more explanation on Melchizedek.)

Abram and his friends were heroes! Spirits were undoubtedly high after the defeat of the enemy kings. I can only imagine the extreme feelings of exhilaration, accomplishment and satisfaction they must have been experiencing. Yet when the spotlight is turned on Abram, he doesn't bask in it or look for personal gain. Rather, he immediately directs everyone's attention to God by verbally proclaiming Him as sovereign God over all, and he declines to accept the king of Sodom's offer for him to take the spoils of the victory.

When you are blessed by God—through an accomplishment, praise, an unexpected gift, etc.—do you thank God and offer verbal praise in front of others? How often do you speak of God and honor Him in public? Identify one or more benefits of publically honoring God. Tami

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Good morning, Tami!
I do not praise the Lord enough!
All praise should go to the Lord
because He is the One Who helps us
and gave us the talent/gift to do it.

It is a good way to be a testimony to others
and a great way to praise the Lord to others
to encourage them in their Christian walk too.

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