As our high priest, Jesus ministers in a better, heavenly, tabernacle and His blood sacrifice is superior to the sacrifices offered in the earthly sanctuary (9:1-10:18).
Hebrews builds a cumulative argument to demonstrate the superiority of Christ over the old covenant, priesthood, and sacrifices. This theme is developed in the frequent use of the word “better” or “superior” as well as the use of the terms “heavenly” and “perfect” to describe the greatness of Christ’s Person and work in comparison to what was previously revealed. He is better than the angels in that they worship Him; He is better than Moses in that He created him; He offers a better rest than Joshua, a better priesthood than Levi, a better covenant, a better sanctuary, and a better sacrifice; He also provides the power to live a better life.
READING of HEBREWS 9
Lord, it is the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, which cleanses my conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Meditation passage for today: verses 11-15, 27-28
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