As I have been reading the Old Testament and learning about Abraham through the scriptures I have been surprised at how often Abraham offers a sacrifice and burnt offerings to God. Of course this is a foreshadowing that the Lamb of God - Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice - which allows us all resurrection and salvation - yet I have pondered frequently how devoted to God that Abraham was. I desire to be like Abraham and show how much that I love God.
In Genesis 14:18 Melchizedek, King of Salem " brought bread and wine ". This documentation likely was Abraham taking the sacrament. ( Melchizedek was the " Priest of the most high God " which gave him authority to bless and administer the sacrament )
In Genesis 14:20 we witness Abraham paying his tithing to Melchizedek.
Today we do not offer animal sacrifices to pay our tithing. Although we do pay our tithing from income that we make - as disciples of Christ whom have made sacred covenants with God - We have promised that we will offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God - whom we love and trust in.
In the Gospel Principles Manual it states :
"We Must Be Willing to Sacrifice Everything We Have to the Lord
Romans 12 :