Hebrews 7:19

“(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.”

Now we know why the author of Hebrews called the old law useless and weak. It could not make anything perfect. Since God is perfect, then it is not surprising that He demands perfection. Neither the law nor those under the law could find that perfection. Something better (as the Hebrews writer likes to say) had to be instituted. A better sacrifice and a better priesthood to offer the sacrifice were needed. These could not be accomplished by the law given to Moses.

A better covenant referred to here as a better hope was introduced. It allowed a better priesthood and a better sacrifice. This better hope or covenant by providing a superior sacrifice and a superior priesthood allowed all who desired the opportunity to draw near to God. Under that old covenant, only the high priest could draw near to God, and he could only do that once a year. It was a scary thing, really.

With the better hope, all of God’s priests, every child of God, can draw near. They can draw near anytime they desire. God is no longer behind the veil, but Jesus has revealed Him for all disciples to approach.

Task for Today: Reject the old and endorse the new. The way into the holy of holies is now open to you. Go there. Take your need directly to the throne of God. Jesus, who is your high priest, also occupies the throne. His blood makes you perfect!

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