Who satisfies your mouth with good things… Psalm 103:5a Psalm 37: 3 declares: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.” There, the
In the first half of Psalm 103:4, God redeems us. Then, with only the separation of the pause of a comma, in the second half of the same verse, He crowns us. In other words,
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
“King of righteousness, the king of Salem (q.v.). All we know of” him is recorded in Gen. 14:18-20. He is subsequently mentioned “only once in the Old Testament, in Ps. 110:4. The typical” significance of his history is set forth in detail in the “Epistle to the Hebrews, ch. 7. The apostle there points out the” superiority of his priesthood to that of Aaron in these several “respects, (1) Even Abraham paid him tithes; (2) he blessed” Abraham; (3) he is the type of a Priest who lives for ever; (4) “Levi, yet unborn, paid him tithes in the person of Abraham; (5)” the permanence of his priesthood in Christ implied the abrogation of the Levitical system; (6) he was made priest not without an oath; and (7) his priesthood can neither be “transmitted nor interrupted by death: “this man, because he” “continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.” “The question as to who this mysterious personage was has given rise to a great deal of modern speculation. It is an old “tradition among the Jews that he was Shem, the son of Noah, who” may have survived to this time. Melchizedek was a Canaanitish “prince, a worshipper of the true God, and in his peculiar” “history and character an instructive type of our Lord, the great” “High Priest (Heb. 5:6, 7; 6:20). One of the Amarna tablets is” “from Ebed-Tob, king of Jerusalem, the successor of Melchizedek,” in which he claims the very attributes and dignity given to Melchizedek in the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Definition of Melchizedek: “king of justice”
Posted by webmaster on Friday, September 15th, 2017 @ 11:10AM