Vs. 1, “Now the main 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.” Like any good presentation, we see the author of Hebrews give us a summary of the main point and central focus of the letter. Jesus is the high priest that continues to serve in our lives today! Jesus is not in some man-made tabernacle, but Jesus is at the right hand of the Father. Jesus is ministering in the heavenly tabernacle not the copy of it that was on earth (vs. 3-6). It served a temporal purpose, but Jesus serves eternally. The old covenant was fulfilled and made perfect (due to man’s sinfulness) through the new covenant (vs. 7-13). Moses was the old covenant mediator, but Jesus is the perfect mediator. The fulfillment of Jeremiah’s prophecy (Jeremiah 31:31-34) came to pass.
Regarding application…Is the Old Covenant Bad? Vs. 13, “By calling this covenant new, he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.” Question: Who gave us the Old Covenant? God had His purpose for His promises given to His people at that time. Both the old and new covenants were given for the good of God’s people. Both covenants offered blessings. Jesus did not come to abolish God’s law (Matthew 5:17), but He came to fulfill God’s ultimate promise to love His people and be a blessing to His nations. God has written His law in our hearts and our minds, we are without excuse! Let us therefore make every effort to honor Him in all that we do! Question: What can you honor him with today?