A Superior High Priest (Hebrews 7)

In Hebrews 5:10 the writer has made an important declaration that Jesus was designated by God to be a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. But this has caused the writer to stop and make the point that there is so much to this point but that it would be hard to explain to this audience because they are dull of hearing. So chapter 6 has been a warning to these Christians to move on to maturity or be at risk of falling away and not being restored. But his hope for them is to look to the people of faith like Abraham who patiently waited for the promises and ran to the Lord for refuge. This has brought the writer of Hebrews back to his key point in Hebrews 6:20, “Where Jesus…has become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Now he is going to explain about this Melchizedek and what this means regarding Jesus and us in chapter 7. Before we examine this chapter, I want to remind us of the purpose that the writer of Hebrews has for this audience…

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