Hebrews 7: Do You Know The High Priest?
Verse of the Day: (V26) “For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;”
1. Peace (V1-10)
V1 “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;”
King Melchisedec, also known as the King of peace and righteousness, was the type of Christ, who reigned during the time of Abraham. Abraham and all who lived during his reign had to give him a tenth of what they had for being their king who blessed them. However, Jesus Christ is even a better king than King Melchisedec, because He is the perfect King of kings who shall one day reign on the new earth with perfect peace forever.
V2 “To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace;”
2. Perfect (V11-21)
V16 “Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.”
The people of Israel could never keep God’s perfect law, because the law only pointed to their imperfection. This was why God sent His Son to die on the cross and shed His blood for the sins of the world. Whoever therefore repents his sins, and receives Jesus as his personal Saviour shall never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven.
V19 “For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.”
3. Priest (V22-28)
V25 “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice as He sacrificed Himself to atone for the sins of the whole world, and now freely offers salvation to everyone who believes in Him. Indeed, after Jesus’ death and resurrection, He is now seated at the right hand of God as the holy and harmless High Priest, daily interceding for us, and delivering us from all our troubles, because He was once a man like us, and He knew exactly all our weaknesses and failures.
V28 “For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I know You, my High Priest, my Saviour and my Lord.