Scripture Reading: Gen 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
Reflections: Abram told the King of Sodom that his hands were lifted up only to the LORD, the most high God, and denied his gift. The phrase his ‘hands lifted up to the Lord’ meant that God is the only one he worships. The name ‘most high God’ rendered ‘El Elyon’ in Hebrew was given to him by God after he had defeated the five kings who besieged Sodom and kidnapped Lot (Gen 14:19). It signifies that God is superior to any other god and that no deity or created being should be worshipped apart from him. The story of what happened to the Philistines when they captured the Ark of God (1 Samuel 5:1–8) demonstrates the manifestation of this name. We note that the next day, they found that Dagon’s statue had fallen, bowing to Israel’s God, after they set the Ark near her. After setting it up again, they returned the next day to find him fallen with his head and hands hacked off. Refusing to worship other gods will bring God into manifestation as El Elyon. He will show His superiority over any god your foes will consult against you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, you are El Elyon. My hands are lifted to you!
Confession: My hands are lifted only unto El Elyon, the Most High!