Saturday, December 12, 2015

Marvelous Melchizedek

"Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.  And he blessed him [Abram]" (Genesis 14:18,19).  "Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto Thy Word" (Psalm 119:65).  "To the counselors of peace is joy" (Proverbs 12:20).  "Now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested... through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus... that He might be Just, and the Justifier of him which believeth in Jesus" (Romans 3:21-26). 

Melchizedek is marvelous,
Who brought to Abram bread and wine,
Because he represents for us
Our King of peace and Priest divine. 

His name means "King of Righteousness";
In Salem He is "King of Peace". 
He illustrates how God will bless 
With mercies that will never cease. 

How rich these portraits are of Christ! 
His righteousness and peace thus met
When He for us was sacrificed;
May God forbid that we forget! 

Lord, You are Just and Justifier
Of all who place their trust in You. 
Melchizedek thus lifts us higher
With themes so marvelous and true!  

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