Hebrews 7:1-10

 

Do you like riddles or mysteries? Sometimes I do. Try this one (I hope you haven’t seen it).

 

Adam, God made out of dust,

But thought it best to make me first,

So I was made before now,

To answer God’s most holy plan,

A living being I became,

And Adam gave to me my name,

I from his presence then withdrew,

And more of Adam I never knew.

I did my Maker’s law obey,

Nor never went from it astray,

Thousands of miles I go in fear,

But seldom on earth appear,

For purpose wise which God did see,

He put a living soul in me,

A soul from me God did claim,

And took from me the soul had fled,

I was the same as when first made,

And without hands or feet or soul,

I travel on from pale to pale,

I labor hard by day, by night,

To fallen man I give great light,

Thousands of people, young and old,

Will by my death great light behold,

No right or wrong can I conceive,

The Scripture I cannot believe

Although my name therein is found,

They are to me an empty sound,

No fear of death doth trouble me,

Real happiness I’ll never see,

To Heaven I shall never go, or to Hell below.

Now when these lines you slowly read

Go search your Bible with all speed,

For that my name is written there,

I do honestly to you declare,

 

(Hint: The answer is one word and is in the KJV — okay, it is an old riddle.) So this riddle is not really important, but the one we will study Sunday is. Join us.