PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION
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MORNING WATCH NOTES:
Jesus was not of the lineage of the Aaronic priesthood (from the tribe of Levi). He was out of the lineage of the tribe of Judah. A point upon which these Jewish believers were being derailed in their growth. The writer again (as in 3:8–11) points back to a familiar Old Testament reference to resolve the sticking point.
Genesis 14:17–20 reveals another priest outside the lineage of Aaron. He existed before and was greater than even Abraham, the father of the nation of Israel. It was Melchizedek, King of Salem (Jerusalem) and a priest of the Most High God. He is representative of Christ (he may even have been Christ himself – a theophany).
Lord, your Word faithfully reveals to man all that Christ is and came to be.