a. People look for that peace in escape, in evasion, or in compromise, but they will only find it in righteousness. Hebrews 7:1 "For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; We have discussed this Melchizedek at length in a previous lesson. . a. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. this he did--not "died first for His own sins and then the people's," but for the people's only. There is a remarkable difference in the moral qualifications of the priests. i. All that God’s holy Being and righteous government could demand was once for all, completely and forever, satisfied at the Cross.” (Newell). ‘You are a priest forever First, His exaltation in heaven. righteousness--not merely righteous: so Christ. e. He ever lives to make intercession for them: It strengthens us to know that Jesus prays for us, and that He ever lives to pray for us. This should temper our excitement about the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. The sinless alone could offer for the sinful. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. of all--namely, the booty taken. 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.” But this Man, because He liveth ever, hath no successor in office, not even Peter ( 1 Peter 5:1 ). The "order" cannot mean a series of priests, for Melchisedec neither received his priesthood from, nor transmitted it to, any other mere man; it must mean "answering to the office of Melchisedec." 19. nothing--not merely "no one," but "nothing." Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. 27. daily--"day by day." Jesus Himself is the guarantee of a better covenant. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Yet God described another priesthood in Psalm 110:4. i. It really isn’t that Jesus has Melchizedek’s kind of priesthood. When ALFORD denies that Melchisedec was made like the Son of God in respect of his priesthood, on the ground that Melchisedec was prior in time to our Lord, he forgets that Christ's eternal priesthood was an archetypal reality in God's purpose from everlasting, to which Melchisedec's priesthood was "made like" in due time. If this latter be intended, it is with me past all doubt and question that a bountiful part of our enjoyments is to be separated unto the use and service of the worship of God, particularly unto the comfortable and honorable supportment of them that labor in the ministry. 2. gave--Greek, "apportioned"; assigned as his portion. The wife of Aaron, Elisheba, the mother from whom the Levitical priests spring, is mentioned: as also Sarah, the original mother of the Jewish nation itself. Keith Simons. "The portrait of a living man can be seen on the canvas, yet the man is very different from his picture." Also there were many priests: The priesthood under the Law of Moses constantly changed, and so was better or worse through the years depending on the character of the priest. This video is unavailable. b. It is one thing to come to church; it is another thing to come to God. In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that couldbe resolved, allowing them to move o… Christ did not, in this sense, pay tithes in Abraham, for He never was in the loins of an earthly father [ALFORD]. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Therefore, He has become not only a sacrifice, but an intercessor; His intercession being founded on His voluntary offering of Himself without spot to God. another--rather as Greek, "that a different priest (one of a different order) should arise (anew, Hebrews 7:15 ). We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. God would never establish an unnecessary priesthood. Weakness is the opposite of this filial confidence of access. The high priest's double offering on the day of atonement, the bullock for himself, and the goat for the people's sins, had its counterpart in the TWO lambs offered daily by the ordinary priests. remarks, The blessings which Abraham had before meeting Melchisedec were the general promises, and the special one of a natural seed, and so of Levi; but the promises under which Christ was comprehended, and the faith for which Abraham was so commended, followed after Abraham's meeting Melchisedec, and being blessed by him: to which fact. Not a mere wish, but an authoritative and efficacious intercession as a priest. For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law. “A teaching was intended by the Holy Spirit in the names: so the apostle instructs us in the passage before us. Jesus prays to strengthen us in trials and seasons of attack, and against Satan’s accusations. For, Another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar, He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, Not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, According to the power of an endless life, . who met Abraham--in company with the king of Sodom ( Genesis 14:17 Genesis 14:18 ). Thus compare the "consider," Hebrews 7:4 , in the case of Melchisedec, the type, with the "consider" (Greek, "contemplate attentively," a stronger word than here) in the case of Christ, the archetype. The Jewish priests had successors in office, because "they could not continue by reason of death." He was probably of Shemitic, not Canaanite origin: the last independent representative of the original Shemitic population, which had been vanquished by the Canaanites, Ham's descendants. Jesus is holy, harmless (without guile or deception), undefiled, separate from sinners (in the sense of not sharing in their sin). Another proof of the superiority of Christ's Melchisedec-like priesthood; the oath of God gave a solemn weight to it which was not in the law-priesthood, which was not so confirmed. Some argue that this indicates he was the pre-incarnate Christ. it--the change of the law or economy, the statement ( Hebrews 7:12 Hebrews 7:18 ). Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. i. When we come to God through Him, He saves us to the uttermost. i. after the similitude of Melchisedec--answering to "after the order of Melchisedec" ( Hebrews 5:10 ). This shows Melchizedek is in a position of authority over Abraham and his descendant Levi. Jesus will never die and has a permanent priesthood. For such a High Priest was fitting for us: The priests under the Law of Moses did not have the personal character of the Son of God. c. When He offered up Himself: This is totally unique. Not agreeably to a statute is Christ appointed, but according to an inward living power. Hebrews 7, Melchizedek, Melchisedek, titing, tithes, tithe. "How great" ( Hebrews 7:4 ) then, must this Melchisedec be in respect to his priesthood, as compared with the Levitical, though the latter received tithes! The peace which He brings is the fruit of righteousness. By so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant. i. The law could not bring men to: true justification or sanctification before God, which is the "perfection" that we all need in order to be accepted of Him, and which we have in Christ. The oldest manuscripts read, "also." “The superiority of our Lord Jesus Christ is a topic that will not interest everybody. Not according to the law of a fleshly commandment: Jesus’ priesthood is not based upon law or heredity (a fleshly commandment), but upon the power of God’s endless life. Then about 2 Covenants. The tribe of Judah (the tribe of Jesus’ lineage) had nothing to do with Aaron’s priesthood, the priesthood associated with the Law of Moses. 23. What do you think about this? The meeting of Melchisedec and Abraham is the connecting link between to two dispensations, the patriarchal, represented by Melchisedec, who seems to have been specially consecrated by God as a KING-PRIEST, the highest form of that primitive system in which each father of a household was priest in it, and the Levitical, represented by Abraham, in which the priesthood was to be limited to one family of one tribe and one nation. EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). Just as Moses on the mount was separated from and above the people, and alone with God. According to the order of Melchizedek’”), a. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. When He offered up Himself it was a willing offering. not suffered to continue--Greek, "hindered from permanently continuing," namely, in the priesthood. It also shows where we have to come for salvation – to God. “Peace without righteousness is like the smooth surface of the stream ere it takes its awful Niagara plunge.” (Spurgeon), ii. And, as the Levitical priesthood and the law are inseparably joined, since the former is repealed, the latter is so also going before--the legal ordinance introducing and giving place to the Christian, the antitypical and permanent end of the former. Watch Queue Queue. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. He was not made priest without an oath: The priesthood of Jesus was established with an oath. b. c. He is also able to save to the uttermost: The unchanging nature of Jesus’ priesthood means that the salvation He gives is also unchanging, permanent, and secure. Melchisedec is a sample of how God preserves, amidst general apostasy, an elect remnant. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Melchizedek is greater than Abraham (4-10) I. Verses 1-3. Judah-- Genesis 49:10 , Luke 1:27 Luke 1:39 (Hebron of Judah, where LIGHTFOOT thinks Jesus was conceived) Luke 2:4 Luke 2:5 , Revelation 5:5 . i. III. In contrast, Jesus has an unchangeable priesthood. We may request cookies to be set on your device. As the priests, though above the people ( Hebrews 7:7 ) whom it was their duty to "bless," were yet subordinate to Abraham; and as Abraham was subordinate to Melchisedec, who blessed him, Melchisedec must be much above the Levitical priests. The writer to the Hebrews wanted to remove these intellectual problems the Jewish Christians had with the gospel. a. what further need--( Hebrews 8:7 ). A. D. 62. The verb does not come till Hebrews 7:3 , "abideth." For--proving His life to be "endless" or indissoluble ( Hebrews 7:16 ). But our high priest, who was consecrated by the word of the oath, … He is the surety and we are not. It is called Levitical because most of the instructions for the Old Testament priesthood are found in the Book of Leviticus. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. . The Levitical was parenthetical, and severed the kingdom and priesthood; the patriarchal was the true forerunner of Christ's, which, like Melchisedec's, unites the kingship and priesthood, and is not derived from other man, or transmitted to other man; but derived from God, and is transmitted in God to a never-ending perpetuity. The law brought nothing to its perfected end; everything in it was introductory to its antitype in the Christian economy, which realizes the perfection contemplated; compare "unprofitableness," Hebrews 7:18 . It could never be said of a priest according to the order of Aaron, none of who had the power of an endless life and each of who served a limited term as priests – limited to their own life span. The Epistle to the Hebrews. Second, that He did not need to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins – which the other priests needed to do daily. “Oh, this makes the sacrifice of Christ so blessed and glorious! b. But by the. The Son of God is the more ancient, and is the archetype: compare Hebrews 8:5 , where the heavenly things are represented as the primary archetype of the Levitical ordinances. If a Christian is hung up on issues like creation and evolution, the validity of miracles, or other such things, they should get the issues resolved so they can move on with Jesus. Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. A New One FIRST. Kay oson is a comparative, answered Hebrews 7:22, insinuating by how much the cause constituting or confirming an office of priesthood is more excellent, by so much the effect and office must excel, receiving greater power for some more excellent end. b. though, &c.--Though thus on a level by common descent from Abraham, they yet pay tithe to the Levites, whose brethren they are. i. 22. surety--ensuring in His own person the certainty of the covenant to us. Application of these words to Melchizedek, the type and not the antitype is a distinction without a difference; it would not have been mentioned here except for its bearing on the duty of Christians; and the words stand. For other points of superiority, see Hebrews 7:16-21 . He began to discuss the issue in Hebrews 5:10, but had to spend some time warning these discouraged Christians about the danger of not continuing and progressing in their Christian life. Discussion Questions. b. God even sealed His choice by an oath. Hebrews 7 5 For every high priest chosen from among men j is appointed to act on behalf of men k in relation to God , l to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins . “Cease to think of cleansing, and consider the Cleanser; forbear to speculate on deliverance, and deal with the Deliverer.” (Meyer). f. Made like the Son of God: Melchizedek was made like the Son of God. Because of its weakness and unprofitableness: In its weakness and unprofitableness, the law made nothing perfect. Jesus, our chief priest. Today We’ll talk about Tithing. Scripture: Hebrews 7:1–25. for that--"seeing that," literally, "if"; so Romans 5:10 . Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. The hundred tenth Psalm appoints Him "for ever" ( Hebrews 7:17 ). d. By so much more: This much more – the overwhelming superiority of Jesus Christ – proves He is worthy and able to be our guarantee, our cosigner of a better covenant. Salem--Jerusalem, that is, seeing peace; others make Salem distinct, and to be that mentioned ( Genesis 33:18 , John 3:23 ). Arioch, king of Ellasar, lived and reigned after the disaster [BENGEL]. ever liveth" ( John 5:26 ). Of necessity: The priesthood of Aaron was connected to the Law of Moses. king . Therefore they continually failed under it. which--which oath was after the law. There is nothing in the account, Genesis 14:18-20 , to mark Melchisedec as a superhuman being: he is classed with the other kings in the chapter as a living historic personage: not as ORIGEN thought, an angel; nor as the Jews thought, Shem, son of Noah; nor as CALMET, Enoch; nor as the Melchisedekites, that he was the Holy Ghost; nor as others, the Divine Word. "The law" is here not the law in general, but the statute as to the priesthood. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever. The greatness of God magnified the greatness of Melchizedek’s priesthood. Continues forever: This ancient Greek word has the idea of “remaining as a servant.” Jesus continues forever, and He continues as a servant, even after He ascended into heaven. This is his answer to those who might object, What need was there of a new covenant? who receiveth tithes--(Compare Hebrews 7:5 ). For He testifies: “You are a priest forever They dragged the bullocks and they drove the sheep to the altar; they bound the calves with cords, even with cords to the altar’s horn; but not so was it with the Christ of God. Melchisedec's priesthood continueth in Christ for ever. there--in the priesthood after the order of Melchisedec. This orkwmosia is as much as a double oath, apo tou omnuein orkon. d. Those who come to God through Him: This tells us whom Jesus is able to save. Has become higher than the heavens: Two facts prove the perfect character of Jesus. to the uttermost--altogether, perfectly, so that nothing should be wanting afterwards for ever [TITTMANN]. of the commandment--ordaining the Levitical priesthood. 25. As "form" and "power" are opposed, 2 Timothy 3:5 ; so here "the law" and "power," compare Romans 8:3 , "The law was weak through the flesh"; and Hebrews 7:18 , "weakness." testament--sometimes translated, "covenant." Another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar: Under the Law of Moses, God strictly commanded that only those from the family of Aaron could serve at the altar in sacrifice. 3 Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins o just as he does for those of the people . One is hard-pressed to find a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews from a Torah perspective. Hebrews 7:7. χωρὶς δὲ πάσης ἀντιλογίας … εὐλογεῖται. The Greek idiom expressed by "without father," &c. one whose parentage was humble or unknown. This shows the place of abiding in the security of the believer. d. First being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace”: The name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness,” and he was also “king of peace” (because the name Salem means “peace”). Only Jesus can save us from our sin problem. come unto God--by faith. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. King of Salem, means King of Peace. undefiled--not defiled by stain contracted from others, in relation to men. a. Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils… the sons of Levi… have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law: The priesthood of Levi received tithes from Israel as a commandment. Hebrews 7:26-28 Commentary. These intellectual hang-ups kept them from continuing on to maturity in Jesus. “The verb ‘to save’ is used absolutely, which means that Christ will save in the most comprehensive sense; he saves from all that humanity needs saving from.” (Morris). If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. namely, in Psalms 110:4 , abrogating the preceding law-priesthood. None did compel him to die; he laid down his life voluntarily, for he had power to lay it down, and to take it again.” (Spurgeon). the word--"the word" confirmed by "the oath." d. For the law appoints as high priests men who have weaknesses: Under the Law of Moses the priests were always men with weaknesses. under it--The reading in the oldest manuscripts is, "Upon it (that is, on the ground of it as the basis, the priest having to administer the law, Malachi 2:7 : it being presupposed) the people ( Hebrews 9:19 , 'all the people') have received the law (the Greek is perfect, not aorist tense; implying the people were still observing the law)." (B)He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him,(C)2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. a. The priests daily offered sacrifices ( Hebrews 9:6 , 10:11 , Exodus 29:38-42 ). our Lord--the only place where this now common title occurs without "Jesus," or "Christ," except 2 Peter 3:15 . b. A better covenant: The Old Covenant had a mediator (Moses), but no one to guarantee the people’s side of the covenant. This title of God, "the Most High," handed down by tradition from the primitive revelation, appears in the Phoenician god "Elion," that is, Most High. . In the same way, many Christians are hung up on intellectual issues that could be resolved, allowing them to move on with Jesus. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, For such a High Priest was fitting for us, offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins, For the law appoints as high priests men who have weaknesses, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . not be called--Greek, "not be said (to be) after the order of Aaron," that is, that, when spoken of in the Psalms 110:4 , "He is not said to be (as we should expect, if the Aaronic priesthood was perfect) after the order of Aaron.". The greatness of Abraham then lay in hopes; of Melchisedec, in present possession. To many persons it will seem a piece of devotional rapture, if not an idle tale. This is because the law is weak and unprofitable when it comes to saving my soul or giving me power over sin. “It is a suggestive word, used in the active of ‘a facsimile copy or model’ and in the passive of ‘being made similar to’.” (Guthrie), ii. (Hebrews 7:8); and this cannot be unless his disciples give them. No sin dwells in him, not the least sinful inclination, though such dwells in the best of Christians. 20. For--the reason why Paul presses the words "after the order of Melchisedec" in Psalms 110:4 , namely, because these presuppose a change or transference of the priesthood, and this carries with it a change also of the law (which is inseparably bound up with the priesthood, both stand and fall together, Hebrews 7:11 ). It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. priest--Christ unites these offices in their highest sense, and so restores the patriarchal union of these offices. c. According to the power of an endless life: Matthew 27:1 says, When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. Like the writer of a good detective story, the writer to the Hebrews draws out a character from the Old Testament that many might think insignificant, and he brings that character into real prominence. 12. . First, Melchizedek in his very name was called “king of righteousness.” Then he was called “king of peace.” As always, righteousness comes before peace. Tithes originally paid to the whole tribe of Levi, became at length attached to the priesthood. of which tribe . Commandments is contrasted with "life." "For to us (as sinners; emphatical) there was also becoming (besides the other excellencies of our High Priest) such an High Priest." unchangeable--Greek, "hath His priesthood unchangeable"; not passing from one to another, intransmissible. Christ, on the other hand, is, in His own person, "ever living after the power of an endless life" ( Hebrews 7:16 Hebrews 7:25). Who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings: After Abraham defeated the confederation of kings who took his nephew Lot captive, he met with a mysterious priest named Melchizedek, who was also king over the city of Salem (an ancient name for the city of Jerusalem). He makes more of words and names than any of us should have thought of doing, and he was guided therein by the Spirit of the Lord, and therefore he was right. Melchisedec "liveth" merely in his official capacity, his priesthood being continued in Christ. Melchizedek, who was the king of Salem and priest of the Most High God was an unique exception. Abraham voluntarily gave tithes to Melchizedek. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. by him--through Him as their mediating Priest, instead of through the Levitical priests. . many--one after another; opposed to His "unchangeable (that does not pass from one to another) priesthood" ( Hebrews 7:24 ). a. according to the law--sanctioned by Jehovah ( Hebrews 9:19 ). also--as a natural consequence flowing from the last, at the same time a new and higher thing [ALFORD]. 2 m He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward , since he himself n is beset with weakness . Hebrews 11:7 Commentaries: By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Wherefore--Greek, "Whence"; inasmuch as "He remaineth for ever." after the order of Melchisedec--omitted in some oldest manuscripts, contained in others. He is free from all habits or principles of sin, not having the least disposition to it in his nature. II. i. Romans 8:33-34 shows that the Apostle Paul consider this intercessory work of Jesus on our behalf important. not repent--never change His purpose. But man blesses God in the sense of praising Him, or … 5. sons of Levi--namely, those alone who belonged to the family of Aaron, to whom the priesthood was restricted. He who needs not, as the Levitical priests, to be able to trace his genealogy back to Levi. b. Let the Seventh Day Adventists mark: The Law made nothing perfect. better-- Hebrews 8:6 , 13:20 , "everlasting." Notice here also, that this High Priest comes from God and not through bloodline into the Levitical tribe. The writer to the Hebrews knows he is making an allegorical point, so he doesn’t want to be taken too literally. Without genealogy? 24. he--emphatic; Greek, "Himself." 1. this Melchisedec--( Hebrews 6:20 , Psalms 110:4 ). . Righteousness is the only true path to peace. In Galatians, Paul showed the law as a tutor that brings us to Jesus. did--rather connect with Hebrews 7:18 , thus, "There takes place (by virtue of Psalms 110:4 ) a repealing of the commandment (on the one hand), but (on the other) a bringing in afterwards (the Greek expresses that there is a bringing in of something over and above the law; a superinducing, or accession of something new, namely, something better than the good things which the pre-existing law promised [WAHL]) of a better hope," not one weak and unprofitable, but, as elsewhere the Christian dispensation is called, "everlasting," "true," "the second," "more excellent," "different," "living," "new," "to come," "perfect." Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. `` abideth. promises, '' that is, king of Salem -- answering to `` after these are. May impact your experience on our behalf, then king of Salem ( a and! 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