Hebrews 9:5

“Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail.” If you went back to Exodus and read all the verses describing the Tabernacle and the items in it and how they were used and how often you fully understand why the author is not […]

Hebrews 9:4

“…having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which was a golden urn holding manna and Aaron’s staff that budded, and the tablets of the covenant.” By the time of the New Covenant the items belonging to the Most Holy Place were gone. The […]

Hebrews 9:3

“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 […]

Hebrews 9:2

“For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.” We know from studying the Old Testament that the tabernacle was a rectangular divided into two uneven rooms. The first of those rooms was called the Holy […]

Hebrews 9:1

“Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.” What follows is a description of the earthly place of holiness. By describing it in detail the writer makes sure we don’t get confused about his subject. If the first covenant had regulations concerning where, when, and what was involved […]

Hebrews 8:13

“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” New replaces old. That is the way it is whether it is a car or a law. When we change one thing for another that signifies that the original or […]

Hebrews 8:12

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Here is an amazing statement about those who are abiding by the new covenant. As far as iniquities are concerned they will be no different than those outside of the covenant. All men sin and fail to reach the […]

Hebrews 8:11

“And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.” This is not about knowing about God but it is about knowing God. Neither your neighbor nor your brother can do more than […]

Hebrews 8:10

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” God tells Jeremiah that the new covenant He will […]

Hebrews 8:9

“…not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.” What do we learn here? Several things. […]