A Better Sacrifice

There is a sort of tension or intensity throughout the book of Hebrews as the author makes his case that Jesus Christ is in every way superior to the Mosaic covenant with its requirements, rituals, and sacrifices.

It’s not that the OT covenant of law, the historical tabernacle (or the temple), or the Levitical sacrifices were “bad”. God had initiated each of them at a certain point in time for special and holy purposes.

Yet, in reading the New Testament, we learn that each one of these, God intended to be a picture of His ultimate redemptive plan — finally and completely revealed only in Jesus Christ.

Christ’s atoning sacrifice is completely sufficient; it is the one and only sacrifice I will ever need; it is enough for all time and for all eternity; it is enough for God to remember my sins no more; and it is enough for full and free forgiveness!

Mighty Savior and Tender Shepherd

Our God is a both a might warrior and savior but also a gentle shepherd. He saves and we join with him in the rewards of His victory and when he cares for us he protects us, carries us and leads us individually.

See Through the Mist

How will we see through the mist of suffering and trials? How will we see through the mist of the hostility of this present age? How will we see through the mist of confusion in search of God’s direction for our lives?

The ultimate answer to all of these questions is at the heart of God’s message in Isaiah 40:9-11. To see through the mist, we must see God. Our eyes of our hearts and the paths of our lives must be illuminated by Him and His glory.