Hebrews 7:23–28 (ESV)
Jesus Compared to Melchizedek
23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw
near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted
above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high
priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
Though the Levitical priesthood could not bring the fullness of God’s
salvation, Jesus, the sinless and perfect Priest, serves eternally as the one who brings our needs to the Father. In Him we have access to God’s blessings. His perfect work reminds us that death will always cut short even the best effort that anyone
makes to serve God. However, Jesus freely brings us God’s eternal blessings through His sacrificial death.
I pray: O Father, thank You for providing us with a true High Priest, who serves
us with purity and perfection. Amen.