January 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters, and they are significant.

January 7: John 6, Genesis 12, Genesis 13, Genesis 14, (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In John 6, Jesus performs two miracles, feeding 5000, and walking on water. In spite of this people demand a sign. Jesus is the bread of life.

Then in the Old Testament Abram is called to leave his home in Ur. He goes to a land he does not know, promised by God, and he obeys. Read it and marvel at Melchizedek, to which Abram gives tithe after God gave him success in battle.

Question: Who was Melchizedek, and why is that important?

Genesis 14, Abram rescues Lot, gives tithes to Melchizedek, priest of the Most High God.

That was a lot of information about a very minor tribal warfare! But Lot was captured.

This was a long pursuit, all the way to north of Damascus!

Back to Salem, which means “peace”. It is now called Jerusalem.

Melchizedek came out of nowhere! He is mentioned in the Psalms:

But the best description of him is found in Hebrews 7:

Now back to Genesis 14: