“And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek” (v9-10). Unlike ordinary priests who need forgiveness for their own sins (v1-2), Jesus is the perfect high priest who can lead us into God’s presence. Like mysterious Melchizedek, Jesus’ credibility doesn’t depend on an earthly religion; his power is in who he is (God’s Son) and what he did for us. “Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered” (v8).
Knowing who Jesus really is and why he is the source of “eternal salvation” is “solid food” (v14) – truth that helps us mature and stand firm in faith.