Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 12, 2013

Unless we've grown up with Roman Catholic roots, we struggle to understand priests and their function.
Such a high priest truly meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.  Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day....He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
                                                       --Hebrews 7:26,27 TNIV
Melchizedek we learn about in the Old Testament.  He was a king, a priest, but not from the traditional family of Levi.  Hebrews tells us that Jesus, in some ways, is like Melchizedek, yet even better.

Jesus is a king; he is the highest priest--the go-between reconnecting us to our holy God; he not only offers sacrifice, he IS the sacrifice, and once and for all, through faith in him we are secure, forever and ever in Christ with our God.  That merits a "Hallelujah!"
Dale Patterson