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Karla Summey

Karla Summey

Hi! My name is Karla Summey. In two days, I'll be celebrating 16 years of marriage to my husband Andrew. That, in itself, is a mighty work of God! Along with my marriage, God's major sanctification tools in my life are our five children: Benjamin (13), Noam (11), Eden (9), Liora (7), and Asher (4). Other things you will quickly learn if you meet me are: I am Canadian (our Oreos are better!), I have backyard chickens that lay pretty eggs, and I help coordinate families at Watermark who homeschool and want to connect with each other.

July 30, 2014

MEL-KIZA-WHO?

Hebrews 7:1-10
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Hebrews 7:1-10

The Priestly Order of Melchizedek

7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.

See how great this man was to whom Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth of the spoils! And those descendants of Levi who receive the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people, that is, from their brothers, [1] though these also are descended from Abraham. But this man who does not have his descent from them received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. In the one case tithes are received by mortal men, but in the other case, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, 10 for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchizedek met him. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 7:5 Or brothers and sisters

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