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Throughout the 40 Days of Lent, our Words from the Servants podcast will feature brothers from around the world as they give daily commentary on the Pentateuch and the book of Hebrews. Today, our Lebanese brother Joe Fahd provides commentary on Hebrews 7:1-10. Take a listen below or click here to download. You can find the full list of our meditation passages for this 40 Days here.


Hebrews 7:1-10:

For this Melchiz’edek, 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, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest for ever. 

See how great he is! Abraham the patriarch gave him a tithe 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 brethren, though these also are descended from Abraham. But this man who has not their genealogy received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. It is beyond dispute that the inferior is blessed by the superior. Here tithes are received by mortal men; there, by one of whom it is testified that he lives. One might even say that Levi himself, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, for he was still in the loins of his ancestor when Melchiz’edek met him. 

Joe Fahd
Joe grew up in the People of God community, a local Sword of the Spirit community in Lebanon and has been in contact with the brothers since an early age. He moved into training with the brothers in London in 2007. He survived a potentially life-threatening accident in 2009, and is fully recovered. Joe made his lifelong commitment in 2014 and served in London and Europe with university students, young professionals and in community building till 2020 when the brothers asked him to move to Lebanon to help start our new household there. He enjoys the outdoors, hosting people and talking about the Eastern churches.
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