Our Melchizedek

Melchizedek is mentioned in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110.  He is then discussed at length in chapters five through seven of the book of Hebrews.  Because Hebrews describes this type of Christ so thoroughly I only want to call your attention to it (which I have now done)…and emphasize one of its key points.

The name Melchizedek was a combination of the Hebrew word for king and the Hebrew word for righteousness.  Therefore, the name meant “King of Righteousness” and the letter to the Hebrews makes this point in 7:2.  My question is this: are we thinking of Jesus as the King of Righteousness?  Are we seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33)?  Are we leading the many to righteousness (Daniel 12:3)?  Are we accustomed to the word of righteousness (Hebrews 5:13)?  Does our righteousness surpass that of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20)?  Are we hungering and thirsting for righteousness (Matthew 5:6)?   I could go on.

I do not hear many people speaking in the name of Christ talking about righteousness.  They are talking about many things, but righteousness doesn’t seem to be at the top of the list.  How can those who say they know God not be talking about His main concern?

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.

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