THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Scripture: Hebrews 7:1-8
Hebrews 7:1-8 says, “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated ‘king of righteousness,’ and then also king of Salem, meaning ‘king of peace,’ without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils. And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the priesthood, have a commandment to receive tithes from the people according to the law, that is, from their brethren, though they have come from the loins of Abraham; but he whose genealogy is not derived from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better. Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” When Hebrews says in verse 8, “Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” He is talking about Jesus because Psalm 110 tells us that Jesus has the Priesthood of Melchizedek, meaning He is an eternal Priest and He is both a King-Judge of all the earth, and Priest-Savior of all the Earth. Verse 8 says that He lives and He still receives tithes today. “Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives.” The Jesus that directs us where to give each part of our tithe also listens to us ask Him for what we need. That is Who He is. If we want salt to walk on our enemy in the last days, it starts when we choose to tithe. One important factor is our obedience in tithing.