Hebrews 8:8

“For he finds fault with them when he says: ‘Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” It is God who is finding fault with His people. They are at fault because they did not keep the […]

Hebrews 8:7

“For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.” Here our writer gets to the heart of the matter. The first covenant was faulted and because it was faulted it had to be replaced. God wanted His relationship with His people to be one of […]

Hebrews 8:6

“But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.” The writer keeps the betters coming. This time it is the promises upon which the better covenant is based. In this verse alone […]

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 […]

Hebrews 8:4

“Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priest who offer gifts according to the law.” If Jesus were still a man He could not serve as a priest because He was not a Levite nor a descendant of Aaron. Jesus lived under the law, and […]

Hebrews 8:3

“For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer.” What is the purpose of the high priest? It is to offer the various gifts and sacrifices required by God of the people who worship Him. For the Aaronic priesthood, these […]

Hebrews 8:2

“A minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.” Where is the ministry of Jesus? It is in the true holy place; the place where God lives not in a temporary dwelling like a tent or temple. What does He do there? He intercedes for His people. […]

Hebrews 8:1

“Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven.” The author continues to make his comparison of the former priesthood and its high priest and the superior priesthood and high priest of […]

Hebrews 7:28

“For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priest, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.” One: the first appointed high priests were men who themselves were sinners. Two: the weak high priests were appointed by the law which […]