Tuesday: March 27                                                   

Hebrews 5:5-10

            So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

             In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

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Join all the glorious names of wisdom, love, and power,
that ever mortals knew or angels ever bore;
all are too weak to speak his worth, too weak to set my Savior forth.

 

Great Prophet of my God, my tongue would bless thy name;
by thee the joyful news of our salvation came:
the joyful news of sins forgiv’n, of hell subdued, and peace with heav’n.

 

Be thou my Counselor, my Pattern and my Guide,
and through this desert land still keep me by thy side;
O let my feet ne’er run astray, nor rove, nor seek the crooked way.

 

Jesus, my great High Priest, offered his blood, and died:
my guilty conscience seeks no sacrifice beside;
his powerful blood did once atone, and now it pleads before the throne.

 

My dear almighty Lord, my Conqu’ror and my King,
thy scepter and thy sword, thy reigning grace I sing.
Thine is the pow’r; behold, I sit in willing bonds before thy feet.

                                    Isaac Watts, “Join all the glorious names”6.6.6.6.88

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