Saturday, January 14, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - King Of Peace

Saturday January 14th

Bible Reading:     Heb. 7: 1 - 10

Topic:         King Of Peace

Today, the writer begins to show that the Priesthood of Jesus is Superior to the priesthood of the family of Levi who were chosen to represent the Nation before God.

He achieves this with an illustration from the life of Abraham.

After the defeat of the alliance of the four Kings who took his nephew Lot and the rest of Sodom hostage, Abraham was met on his way back by Melchizedek the King of Salem who refreshed him with bread and wine.

In return Abraham gave him a tithe of all that he brought back from the battle (Gen. 14: 1 - 20)

By receiving blessings from Melchizedek and paying tithe to him, Abraham acknowledged Melchizedek's superiority.

And since the tribe of Levi who were later to receive tithes from the rest of the Children of Israel were descendants of Abraham, they were in Abraham when he paid tithe to Melchizedek, showing the superiority of the Priesthood of Melchizedek to others.

Psalms 110 looked forward to the coming of another High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek. One who was not part of the tribe of Levi. He would fit into everything.

That is the King of Peace, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. He is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Perfect High Priest. He came to bring the world a new and better covenant with God.

Know Him and you know peace
Serve Him in righteousness and He will bless everything about you

O Lord, grant me peace and help me to faithfully tithe all that You give me in Jesus Name

Memory verse:   Heb. 7: 2
"to Whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of ALL; first being by interpretation King of Righteousness and after that also King of Salem which is King of Peace."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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