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. […]

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 […]