Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th March 2021 Today Devotional – Melchizedek, The Priest Like Jesus
Today’s Devotional; Scripture Union Daily Guide for Saturday 6th March 2021. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: MELCHIZEDEK, THE PRIEST LIKE JESUS
OPENING PRAYER: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 7:1–14
Question(s) for Reflection:
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• What is God revealing to me in this passage?
OUTLINE: SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL 6TH MARCH 2021 TODAY
Abraham was a great man because he was the father of all Israel, but Melchizedek was greater in what ways (vs 4-10)? The priesthood of Melchizedek foreshadowed that of Christ. His priesthood existed before and is far higher than that of Aaron (see Genesis 14:17-24 and Psalm 110:4). He was both a priest and a king, a combination that is not allowed in the Aaronic priesthood.
In the Levitical order, strict records of ancestry, birth and death are kept, to confirm a person’s right to be a priest (cf. Ezra 2:62-63; Nehemiah 7:63-65). However, no such records exist for Melchizedek. They are not necessary, because his priesthood, like that of Christ, is not limited by time or Levitical laws (vs.1-3). Why was there a need for a new priesthood in the order of Melchizedek (vs.11-12)?
The Aaronic and Levitical priesthoods were imperfect but that of Melchizedek was perfect. All New Testament believers, just like Christ, now have a priestly-king status that enables us to function as His royal representatives in the marketplace (see 1 Peter 2:9; Rev. 1: 6). It should be noted that while the priest intercedes or mediates between the people and God, the king promulgates and declares laws/decrees that are obeyed within the kingdom he rules/reigns).
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Heavenly Father, thank you for making me a priest and king to my generation. Help me to represent you well each day. • Ask the Lord of grace for greater success in the coming week than in the passing week.
Prayer For The Week: Pray for the Senate and National Assembly. Pray for them to lead wisely. Pray against confusion and insincerity among them. Pray for New Testament Christian Church.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 35:4 – Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
Bible Reading: Job 1-2; 1 Cor. 1
Thank you for reading Today’s Scripture Union Daily Guide Devotional 6th March 2021 Today – Melchizedek, The Priest Like Jesus. God bless you!