“With Out Doubt, Jesus and His New Covenant are Better “
Hebrews is a letter to believers that had previously been Jews. Not all of these Hebrews had decided to stick with Jesus. The Judaizers were working overtime to bring them back to the Jewish faith.
One of the main thoughts of Hebrews is that what God had given the Jews, the law was good. But salvation through Jesus was much better.
Look for that theme as you read the following chapter.
1 The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man. 3 Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. 4 If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. 5 They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.” 6 But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. 7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. 8 But God found fault with the people and said: “The time is coming, declares the Lord when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 9 It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.
10 This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israelafter that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11 No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord, because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” 13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.
Did you see that theme? The law was good, it was how the Jewish people were to live with each other.
But salvation didn’t come through the law. The only one who ever could keep it was Christ. The law showed the people under it that they needed salvation, they needed a Savior. and this is what Jesus was a Savoir for all who will believe Him and accept His offer. What does Jesus offer? He gives His blood to remove our sins.
There are many wonderful glimpses of what the Lord has prepared for those who love and believe Him. We see the beauty of Christ, we see salvation, we see grace, we see eternal life. Yes indeed, all that the Lord God has done is good. But as we learn more and more about Christ, we find that He and His ministry are so much better.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;