This beautiful presentation of the personality of Melchizedek the king of Salem, priest in the order of the son of God- Jesus Christ is described in this reading. Whom the patriarch Abraham gave tithes and was blessed by Him. He is of eternal descendant, priesthood not of law, similar to the son of God.
For it was evident that our Lord came from Judah where Moses never mentioned as a priesthood tribe. A priest after the power of an endless life and not carnal! Testifying the Lord as priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. Bringing better hope, deleting weakness and profitableness in the law but drawing nigh unto God. For the law made nothing perfect!
We must understand that God’s original intent was a life of hope, perfection in the imperfect life of anyone who serves Him and not religion.
As Melchizedek receive tenth of all from Abraham as priest and did bless him who has the promise, we must also in appreciation of the goodness of God, honor him with our substance.
I declare that Jesus Christ is my high priest and I honor him continually with my substance! Therefore am blessed forever.
Reading – Hebrews 7:1-19
Melchizedek the Priest
7 This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” 3 Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
4 Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! 5 Now the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their fellow Israelites—even though they also are descended from Abraham. 6 This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. 7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater. 8 In the one case, the tenth is collected by people who die; but in the other case, by him who is declared to be living. 9 One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, 10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
Jesus Like Melchizedek
11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is declared:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”[a]
18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless 19 (for the law made nothing perfect),and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.
- Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4