…He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. [Hebrews 8: 6]
If there’s one word that sums up the book of Hebrews, it’s the word BETTER. Everything here is better. Better priesthood, better sacrifice, better living, better intercession, better promises. What once was good, now it’s better.
In Old Testament, we saw some snapshots of God at work in the course of human history. In the New Testament, we find Jesus in physical form, walking the streets of Jerusalem.
In the Old Testament, we saw the symbols of God, shadows of His nature like a poor replica of the real thing. In the New Testament, we see the real thing in the person of Jesus Christ.
Often we forget the significance of this simple fact: God came down, walked among us and rubbed shoulders with us. He came to touch our base existence and turn it into something heaven-worthy. He turned the mundane into glorious, the filthy into something holy, the hopeless to a life full of hope and promise, the sinner to a life that is free and forgiven.
He came to make our lives better.