Hebrews 7:23–28 (ESV)
Jesus Compared to Melchizedek (Part 4)
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.
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: Father, thank You for providing
us with a true High Priest, who serves us with purity and perfection. Amen.