“One who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.” The context of Hebrews 7:16 is all about Jesus being the ultimate High Priest. Jesus fulfilled prophesy and had all the ancestry he needed to be savior of the world but he also demonstrated who he was. God used this phrase, “indestructible life,” to remind me of the cross the ultimate sacrifice for my sin where Jesus died but three days later was resurrected from the dead. Because of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection His followers can also have an indestructible life. When we believe and have faith in Jesus we have eternal life but we also have the inner strength and power of the Holy Spirit to help us overcome the troubles and difficulties. Do you have the indestructible life that comes from knowing and following Jesus?
Father of all the mercy and grace in our lives. Hope of all nations, cities and states from tiny to hard-to-imagine proportions. Spirit of all comfort and power and inspiration and beauty. Our God who is three-in-one, would You permeate every area of our lives? From the quiet before we wake up to the clamor of our crazy commutes to the easy joy of watching over our children’s hard-fought sleep. Would You make Your warmth and peace and prodding and leading known to us? To those around us? That peace that is desperately needed. That ability to love and listen to our neighbor. That propensity to forgive and seek to understand when all we want is to retreat into familiar and exclusive. Father, Son, Spirit move us. We need You. We love You. We welcome You today.