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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Hebrews Chapter 7

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Unknown (Paul Assumed)
Date Penned: (70 AD)
Overview: Instructions for Understanding for Hebrew Christians (c 1-13)
Theme:The Superiority of Christ (c 1-10)
Message: Melchizedek compared to Abraham (v 1-28)

Hebrews 7 Commentary

(7:1-14) Melchizedek is Compared to Abraham - After the warnings given in 5:11–6:12, chapter 7 picks up the theme of 5:10, which says that Christ was designated High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Jesus is superior in rank and authority to Melchizedek and any other religious authority. In this discussion, the author shows that the Levitical priesthood, very familiar to Jewish readers, has been replaced by a new order of priests who were foreshadowed and characterized by Melchizedek.

(7:15-28) Christ is Like Melchizedek - Centuries after Melchizedek, the psalmist predicted that the Messiah would be a priest in the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4). More than one thousand years later, the author of Hebrews quoted the psalmist. Melchizedek was not the final priest. Neither was Aaron. Christ became the perfect, final priest. He is the one who allows us to follow him as he enters God’s presence.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

The Law Shows Our Need for a Savior

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Hebrews with Chapter 7 and in our text we see that is Jesus-Christ is compared to Melchisedek as the High Priest but fulfilled the law supporting the doctrine of the deity. In making application we see that the law is to show us that we are sinners, and as sinners, in need of a Savior. How about you? Have you been saved? Let us learn form our text today and the author of Hebrews who explains that the law is here to show us that we are sinners and that Jesus is our High Priest who is worth to pay the price for our sin if we simply call upon Him to be Saved.


Hebrews 7

Hebrews 7

 1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

 2To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

 3Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

 4Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

 5And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

 6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

 7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

 8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

 9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

 10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

 11If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

 12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

 13For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

 14For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

 15And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

 16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

 17For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

 19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

 20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

 21(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

 22By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

 23And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

 24But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

 25Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 26For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

 27Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

 28For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.