Abram and the Tale of Ten Kings

The Bible is supremely the story of God’s Son, Jesus the Christ. And nowhere is this more apparent than in Genesis 14.As the psalmist will reference later in the Old Testament, and as the writer of Hebrews will make explicit in the New Testament, Genesis 14 is an extremely important passage. Why? Because it points beautifully and powerfully to the glory of God’s Son Jesus.Genesis 14 might be entitled “Abram and a Tale of Ten Kings”. Nine of the kings, though important in their day, are lost to history. But the tenth king – a king named Melchizedek – serves as a timeless reminder that God was loving his Son, glorifying his Son, laying down the groundwork for the coming of his Son hundreds of years before Jesus would even be born into this world.