Daily Devotional: Psalms 110:1-7
1 The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 2 The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion; you will rule in the midst of your enemies. 3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth. 4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." 5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. 6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. 7 He will drink from a brook beside the way; therefore he will lift up his head.
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
As the people of God today, we are not under the Law of Moses. When that Law was changed by God, it required a change in the priesthood also. Instead of our High Priest being determined by his earthly lineage, Jesus serves because of an oath from the Father. Their High Priest changed because of death but our High Priest lives forever, having entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf.
Jesus also served as our forever sacrifice, offering himself as our sin offering, one time for all time. So we serve under a better law with a better covenant, a better priesthood and a better sacrifice. Because of this there is no need for the sin offering to be made year after year. Our forgiveness is complete in him.
Another change is that all of God’s people today are a royal priesthood. Meaning we are children of the King as well as priests to God. In this exalted position we have no need of an earthly priest to intercede on our behalf to God. We have the wonderful privilege of being able to approach the Father at any time, knowing he has promised to hear us and to act on our behalf. What a joy to serve God!
Heavenly Father I am so glad that I have the privilege of being your child, knowing that you have forgiven my sins. But in my weakness, I still sin and fall so far short of being like you and manifesting your glory. I am thankful that you continue to cleanse me by the blood of Jesus as I seek to walk in your light and be all you want me to become. Lord, I want to ask a special prayer for those who are caregivers in so many different situations. Give them your strength, wisdom and patience to do their jobs with a caring and loving heart. Use me to lift their spirits because I know it can be difficult to deal with every day. I pray in the name of Jesus.