September 29, 2021
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20
I opened the New Testament blindly, and it opened at Hebrews 6. The verses at the end of the chapter were given to me. Usually, I do not do this with the Bible. But, it would be part of my mystic and mysterious faith in God, through Jesus Christ. I have heard others doing this. If the whole Bible is meant to uphold the community, random words from the holy text seem to be okay. What do you think ?
Hebrews has been described as a sermon. So the writer wants you to believe in Jesus. So, the letter/sermon has a bias. It has a direction for us. As with all sermons, there is a context or situation to it. We do not know what it was for the writer. We do not know who his/her audience was, so it seems okay to randomly select the end of chapter 6. After all there were no chapter and verses to the Bible until the 1500’s.
Melchizedek was a regular priest from the Hebrew scriptures. He plays a big role in Hebrews. I do not think he is mentioned anywhere else in the New Testament. For the writer, Jesus is the rock or anchor of our faith. He is living/existing in heaven. Jesus is waiting for us. He was there before, and then came to earth, and has now returned to the holy places, as our high priest. This is all a mystery to me, and my faith.
May the Lord bless you.
May the Lord keep you. MYSTERY. AMEN.
Soaring like Vultures
lifted up by unseen Hands
Trust, silent enters my fears Monica Pieper Landoni 2021