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									        GENESIS
       Chapter 14
RESCUE OF LOT – THE TITHE

I. Introduction

  A. Land not able to support
  Abram and Lot’s herds.
    1. Lot had choice of all
       the Land.
       1. Abram content with
          left over.

    B. AFTER separation the
    Lord restated His promise.
       1. Proverbs 14:7-12
          a) Decisions not
          based on the Word of
             God, end in
disaster.
        b) If a Christian keeps
        such company – the
            Lord may wait ‘til
they            Leave a fool.
          (1) Be careful of the
              company we
keep.

   C.   Genesis 13:18
        1. Mamre = “richness”
           Hebron =
“communion”.
           a) Abram moves
           toward “richness”!
             (1) Who is the
             “fool?”
             (2) Chapter 14 =
                 Abram’s love
for his          nephew.
II.    Genesis 14:1-12

      A. Observation by J.
      Vernon McGee.

         1. The Lord says it –
            you can trust it!
            a) These 5 nations
               paid tribute to
               Chedorlaomer.
          b) First war in the
             Bible is recorded!

III. Genesis 14:13-16

   A. Abram pursued those
   who stole his family.

      1. Abram has 318
      trained soldiers!
      B. We will return to
      Melchizedek.

IV.    Genesis 14:17

V. Genesis 14:21-24

      A. “Code of Hammurabi
      allowed Abram to take
      possession of booty.
1. It was all his anyway.
 a) 1 Corinthians 15:33
 b) King of Sodom was
     “bad company”!
    (1) 2 Corinthians
        6:14
 c) GLORY to go to the
 Lord!
    (1) Abram saw it as
        a trick and a trap!
VI. CONCLUSION

  A. Abram given strength by
  Melchizedek.

    1. 1Corinthians 10:13-15
    2. Genesis 14:18-20
    3. In Hebrews more
    information about
        Melchizedek.
        a)   Hebrews 7:1-4

B.   Important things:

     1. Melchizedek = “King
        of Righteousness.”
     2. Salem = “King of
     Peace.”
     3. Melchizedek Priest of
        the Most High God.
4. Melchizedek a priest
    “continually.”
5. Melchizedek had no
    traceable heritage.
6. Melchizedek like the
    Son of God.
  a) Abram paid tithes
      to Him!
    (1) The Lord met
        Abram that day!
(a) Last point:
    (i) Abram takes
    nothing for himself.
    (ii) Paid tribute to
    Melchizedek.
      (a) Gave of what he
      already possessed!
      (b) He gave what
          was his.

								
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