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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, August 18th, 2017
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This is an interesting Psalm - it was referred to by the author of Hebrews when he spoke of Jesus being a high priest like Melchizedek.

This is a prophetic song by David, referring to his own reign, but obviously also the reign of Jesus Christ, the great King of kings.

This excerpt explains a bit about Melchizedek:

Who was the mysterious Melchizedek mentioned only a few times in the Bible. Surprisingly, his name is more of a title than a personal reference. It comes from two Hebrew words, melek and tsedeq. The word melek means ‘king’ and tsedeq means ‘righteousness,’ ... Note that this priest in the book of Genesis, chapter 14, was the king of SALEM. The word Salem means ‘peace.’ This makes Melchizedek the “King of Peace” (also seen in Hebrews 7:2).

The first scripture referring to this priest is in the book of Genesis chapter 14, near the middle of the chapter: “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said: ‘Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand'” (Genesis 14:14, 16 - 18, NKJV throughout).

The second reference to this priest of God is in the book of Psalms: “The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool . . . ‘ The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek’ “ (Psalm 110:1 - 4).

Isn't that amazing?