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Abraham – Relationship not Accomplishment

Abraham – Relationship not Accomplishment

Abraham is a universally admired person. Jews, Christians, and Muslims consider him to be a father of their faith. But why is that?

When it comes to accomplishment, it is hard to point to anything significant that he achieved. He built a few alters but no great cathedrals or temples compared to what Solomon did. He went after the terrorists who took Lot and his stuff and brought them all back safely. But that was nothing compared to what David did in defeating Israel’s enemies. He laid out the principle that family members ought to get along when the troubles with Lot and his herdsmen developed but nothing compared to the law that Moses brought. He paid tithes of his takings to Melchizedek because the man was connected to God and was his priest. Gen 14:18-20 “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And blessed be God Most High, who d