April 29, 2022
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
This is the last of the discussion St. Paul has been having with the Hebrews in regard to Melchizedec and Jesus. I’ve really enjoyed this mini Bible study because I researched again information on Melchizedec and remembered my feeling of recognition of Jesus in this ‘fatherless’ priest when I had read the Bible for the first time.
Again I have to applaud the length and breadth of St. Paul’s explanation and liken it to the St. Athanasius Creed – in both instances, the authors get down to the very granular level so that there can be no mistaking or misunderstanding who and what they are sharing with us.
Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus Christ.