Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

Scripture Sunday: Hebrews 7:25

Hebrews 6:20–8:5—Christ. The writer of Hebrews comes back to the priesthood of Christ again after the parenthetical passage on consecration of the believers. •Pattern of the priesthood: Melchizedek is the pattern. The frequency of the pattern (seven times [5:6; 5:10; 6:20; 7:11; 7:15; 7:17; 7:21] it is distinctly stated that Melchizedek was a pattern of the priesthood of Christ; the foreshadowing of the pattern (in righteousness, in peace, in eternality, and in permanency). •Pre-eminence of the priesthood: it is superior to Aaron’s priesthood which was the priesthood of the Old Testament for the Jews. The superiority of Christ’s priesthood is seen in the descendant in Aaron (he descended from Abraham who paid Melchizedek tithes); in deliverances (Aaron could not make anything perfect but Christ does); in death (Aaron died but not Christ); in dimness (Aaron worked with that which was a shadow of things to come; Christ works with the substance, the real thing). –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading