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The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
Here the Psalmist points to Jesus Christ, “The King of kings And Lord of lords.” From verse one in this chapter, he is speaking of our conquering Savior. In fact, if you wish, you can jump ahead to Revelation chapter nineteen and see where Jesus returns with the host of Heaven one day soon to conquer and chain the enemy to the pit. Jesus is “The King of kings And Lord of lords.”
Jesus was a priest and king. And in the book of Genesis, chapter fourteen, Abram took three hundred and eighteen of his trained men and went to the kings who had taken his nephew Lot and his people and defeated them handily in the night. When he returned to Salem (Jerusalem), the king and priest of Salem came out to bless Abram. When he did, Abram tithed a tenth of everything he had to the priest/king named Melchizedek. Almost nothing is known of this man yet. He is the only known priest and king in the Bible until Jesus. Here, the writer of Psalms references him, and then the writer of Hebrews references him and says Jesus is like him. But friend, our Jesus, is better than Melchizedek. He’s not just a priest and a king. No! Our Jesus is “King of kings And Lord of lords!”
I’m so utterly grateful this AM that You’re more than a king and more than a priest and king. You’re better than all of that. You are “The King of kings and Lord of lords!” It is my privilege to honor You today and every day for who You are in my life. Amen