DAY 4: Jesus…A Priest Forever
If you were to do a Bible Study on Priests, you would likely learn that the first priest in the Old Testament was Moses’s brother Aaron. You would read all about the role of a Priest, which ones fulfilled their role well, which ones did not, and that some were [wrongly] focused on politics.
But one of the most interesting priests in the Bible came hundreds of years before Moses was even born. In the book of Genesis, Abraham found himself in an unfortunate position of needing to rescue his nephew. After a significant battle, an unknown priest by the name of Melchizedek approached Abraham and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand (Genesis 14:19).”
This Priest, Melchizedek, is otherwise unknown. The author of Hebrews writes He was, “Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, He remains a priest forever (Hebrews 7:3).”
Jesus is similar to this priest. He has no beginning of days. He has not end of life. Jesus is eternal. A priest forever.
READING & JOURNALING:
The Scriptures teach that our bodies are a temple of God. This means He doesn’t just live and exist around us, but within us. What are some ways you pause to consider that God is always within you?
Heavenly Father, I confess that many times it’s easy for me to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, and as a result I neglect to consider the implications of what it means that You are living within me. Today, I commit to being spiritually alert so that I may acknowledge Your presence, and walk in step with the Holy Spirit. Wherever You may lead me, Lord, I will follow. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible in 260 Days (5 Days a week, 52 Weeks a year). It is a separate reading from the above devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Judges 2 & 3
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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Next Message Series: Beginning January 5