“Behind the second curtain was a section called the Most Holy Place.”
Moses was completely concerned with detail, our author is not. The temporary structure had to be made correctly by the Israelites in order to be pleasing to God and to serve Him. The permanent one, made in the heavens, is made by God and cannot be made incorrectly since God is the maker of perfection. There is no comparison of the Most Holy Place built by the Jewish nation and the Most Holy Place made by God. There is also no comparison of the priesthood of Aaron and the priesthood of the Christ. The covenant which authorized the tabernacle, its furnishings and its priesthood was also temporary in nature.
The book of Hebrews is all about the new covenant and its home and high priest. Our writer uses the old covenant and its provisions to help us understand the new covenant and its provisions. All of that covenant was given as a foreshadow of what would come in the new.
Task for Today: As you move through this chapter keep in mind that you are transitioning from earthly thinking to heavenly thinking. Many want to stay with the old covenant because they relate to physical things easier. It is easier to grasp the Most Holy Place because you and create a physical image of it. Harder to visualize heaven because there is no ‘spiritual’ replica that will form a background for physical eyes and thinking. Getting more involved with the Holy Spirit who has seen the unseen will help. Think more on the spiritual plane and less on the physical one. You must become a stranger in a strange land and look for another home.