This book is written to a group of people who wanted to go back. Go back to the old familiar.
I am reading my bible In the early morning darkness through the wizardry and technology of the electric light bulb. The old technology- candle or lamp, basically portable and containable fire, was good but this is better. I don’t want to go back.
New is usually better. That’s why it’s here. If there wasn’t room for improvement we would have never sought a replacement.
“Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
God has always been in the forgiveness business. Back in the day forgiveness took a life. If a person was going to be forgiven then Some animal was going to have to die. Jesus took the place of all of those animals. Once for all people, for all the sin, for all time.
The new is better. Jesus is better.
“11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”
Jesus came and replaced the old system. One sacrifice for all people, for all of our sin for all time.
Thank you Jesus! You are the light of the world. Shine on us.
What does that mean for our lives?