• This Melchizedek Devotional

    Hebrews 7:1

    Read the account of Melchizedek and Abraham found in Genesis 14:17–24 in preparation for our study over the next few days. Note that even in the earliest days of redemption, God sent the king of Salem to bless His people. Take some time to consider how you have been blessed by Christ, the final King of Jerusalem. View Resource

  • Jesus the Priest Devotional

    Hebrews 7

    Uniquely among world religions, Christianity tells us that we cannot offer atonement for ourselves. We could pray continually, afflict ourselves physically, and do many other penitential acts, but we would still not achieve atonement for ourselves. Only the perfect sacrifice of Christ atones for sin, and if we have trusted in Him alone for salvation, we can be confident that our sins have been atoned for and that we are God’s beloved children. View Resource

  • Perfect Forever Devotional

    Hebrews 7

    Matthew Henry comments on Genesis 14, writing, “Jesus Christ, our great Melchizedek, is to have homage done him, and to be humbly acknowledged by every one of us as our king and priest; and not only the tithe of all, but all we have, must be surrendered and given to him.” We cannot receive the benefits of Christ’s sacrifice without submitting to His lordship (Matt. 7:21–23). Consider how you can use your money, time, and gifts in even greater service to the King. View Resource

  • The Priest From the Order of Melchizedek Devotional

    Hebrews 7

    Knowing that Christ holds an eternal priesthood, we are confident that we are secure in Him forever. Our salvation is grounded not in our ability to persevere but in the power of the eternal High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, Christ Jesus our Lord, to preserve us. In times of doubt and discouragement, let us turn to Him, for He will sustain us to the end. View Resource

  • Resembling the Son Devotional

    Hebrews 7:2–3

    In comparing Christ to Melchizedek it can be easy to think that the primary focus is on how Christ resembles Melchizedek. But in 7:3 we are told that it is Melchizedek who resembles Christ. As you seek to emulate the goldly men of the Bible, remember that they are godly only because of Christ. View Resource

  • Tithes from Abraham Devotional

    Hebrews 7:4–6

    Our Lord is not unconcerned with history. He does not just keep restarting His plan in a brand new way but, as we have seen with Melchizedek, always unfolds His plan in a way that has continuity with the past. Praise God for demonstrating His Lordship over the past, present, and future by unfolding His plan throughout history. View Resource

  • Blessed by the Superior Devotional

    Hebrews 7:7–8

    Hebrews 7 can say that Melchizedek lives because Moses never tells us how he dies. The point is not that Melchizedek never died but that what we see in the narrative resembles Christ who truly lives yesterday, today, and forever. Praise God that the resurrection enables Christ to guarantee our salvation as the High Priest after Melchizedek. View Resource

  • Inferior to Melchizedek Devotional

    Hebrews 7:9–10

    There is a tendency among Christians to think that our salvation depends on our own faithfulness to the Law. But when we act as if this is so, we deny that Christ’s priesthood is superior to the priesthood of Levi. Remember that your salvation is based not in you, but in the person and work of Christ. View Resource

  • A Change in the Law Devotional

    Hebrews 7:11–12

    God’s righteous requirements are found in the Law. But this Law was given all the while knowing that man could never fulfill it on his own. The Law points us to Christ who alone could perform all that the Law requires. Remember that your salvation rests not on your ability to keep the Law but on the fact that Christ kept it for you. View Resource

  • A Priest from Judah Devotional

    Hebrews 7:13–14

    We serve Christ as the sovereign King seated at the right hand of the Father. But this sovereign King also serves as High Priest, interceding on our behalf. The kings of this world would never express such concerns for their subjects. Worship Christ as both a mighty, sovereign King and a loving, merciful High Priest. View Resource

  • A Priest Forever Devotional

    Hebrews 7:15–17

    If you are a Christian, God has imputed the righteousness of Christ to you. Thus, you are part of the kingdom of God. One day, righteousness will be not only a declared reality, but, when we are glorified, we will actually be holy and free from all sin. We should all look forward to that blessed day when Christ will perfect us. View Resource

  • A Better Hope Devotional

    Hebrews 7:18–19

    The “better hope” of the new covenant demonstrates that there was hope under the old covenant. However, the old covenant hope is only shadowy, while the new covenant hope is substantial. Thank God that He has always given hope to His people and that you live in the day of a more realized hope and confidence. View Resource

  • Not Without an Oath Devotional

    Hebrews 7:20–21

    God has sworn that Christ will most certainly be High Priest forever. His covenant will never pass away. We never have to fear if we trust in Christ alone because He will make us holy and He will vindicate us in the end. Remember that we can stand boldly in the face of danger because we belong to a kingdom that will never end. View Resource

  • A Better Covenant Devotional

    Hebrews 7:22

    God’s oath, a condescension to us, guarantees the superiority of the new covenant. God has sworn that this covenant will never be superseded. There is nothing that will ever make Him change that. Reflect on your status as a member of the new covenant and remember that you live in a better period than any of the old covenant saints. View Resource

  • A Permanent Priesthood Devotional

    Hebrews 7:23–24

    With the temple still standing in Jerusalem, it was hard for the original audience of Hebrews to believe that Christ brought its necessity to an end. But truth does not depend on whether something is easy to believe or not. Ask God to increase your faith in His Word, even when it says things that are sometimes difficult to grasp completely. View Resource