The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 6, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "The Tithe Abraham paid to Melchizedek".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's

Edition is on page 77 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 51.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

Dr. Doukhan in these lessons brings out the "now" of God in small nuances packed into the bibical "suitcase" specially for all, including us. For every generation.

Enjoy God now with both the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy as your daily guide on your knees with the Guide, the Spirit of the Living God.

God is looking now at your response to His interest in you.

---Dr. Doukhan wrote so well, I cannot improve.

---Melchizedek "My king is just" or "righteous".

---He was a person not a divine figure.

---He also believed in the same God as Abraham.

---He was a priest for God.

---They must have had the "tabernacle" concept of worship with offerings because Abel and Cain did and Noah.

---Scanty data does not mean scanty ideas, as a famous non-SDA scholar W. Eichrodt thought in his two volumes of Old Testament Theology. Actually the opposite. Scanty data means full understanding.

---Law giving at Sinai is only necessary when they forgot God's law.

---Melchizedek was another system than Levitical. Christ was from Melchizedek not Levitical.

---Wine was not alcoholic but fresh-pressed grape juice (Deuteronomy 7:13, 2 Chronicles 31:5).

---Christ's wine at Cana was non-alcoholic in similar vein.

---Alcohol and yeast signifies sin and Christ is sinless.

---We do not give tithe to God because it is His anyway. We only start giving after the tithe.

---Dr. Doukhan said the tithe is not to God but from God. He is the owner anyway. Great ideas.

---Do you belong to a denomination that do not have tithe's? Consider today about this. 

---God does not write "rule-books" but scatter His rules in the lives of people like Abraham, Abel, Cain and Noah and others. Malachi saying you bring your tithes and offerings to the Lord and He open the windows of heaven for you.

---Some say, I do not give because they are Pharisees who are in the church.

Christ gave and support tax to heathen's. Give Caesar what is his. He did not know where the money went, did He?