Hebrews 8:5

“They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, ‘See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.’”

Those Levite priests who were still offering gifts and sacrifices were doing so under a copy of the real system. We know about copies. They aren’t the real thing, are they? Having a copy of an original masterpiece is certainly not the same as having the original. We have a copy of a painting hanging in the Queens Gallery in London, England. We paid about fifteen dollars, including VAT, for it. I asked the lady in charge what the value of the original was. She looked at me and said, “It is beyond value. No price has been set for it.”

It would be foolish for me to claim that my wife and I own a priceless painting because we own a cheap copy. Yet at the same time, we have the privilege of looking at the copy, knowing that it is a true representation of the original.

Why would we want to serve a copy or shadow of something if we could have the real thing?

Task for Today: There is the copy and there is the original. Which would you prefer to live by? Today set aside your ideas that come from the Law of Moses and its priesthood and embrace the new covenant given by Jesus and the priesthood He undertook on your behalf.

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