Hebrews 8 describes Jesus as the Mediator of a better covenant. The new covenant of faith in Christ's sacrifice made the covenant of the Mosaic Law obsolete. Believers have their standing in Christ according to faith in the finished work, the cross and resurrection.
Hebrews 7 relays a remarkable, though sometimes confusing story about a mysterious character named Melchizedek. While his identity has been debated for centuries, the significant details of Melchizedek and his ministry provide a pattern and foreshadowing of Jesus, having combined the offices of priest and king. This passage will help you understand how Jesus can legitimately be both King (from the tribe of Judah), and priest, (even though He was not from the tribe of Levi).
Hebrews 5:11-14 introduced a warning to believers about their immaturity. Hebrews 6 warns about failing to follow through on salvation, even addressing those who fall away. Is this a warning about losing your salvation, or being a pretend Christian? Actually, it is a passage that urges believers to continue to be faithful because God will always be faithful. The writer says that believers should go beyond kindergarten truths, and stay with Jesus, rather than put Him to shame through their falling away.
Chapter 5 of the book of Hebrews gives a comparison between the work of the Jewish High Priest and the ministry of Jesus . . . our better High Priest. But by verse 11, the author warns us of the danger of dullness" in spiritual things. Learning is to be a lifelong, passionate pursuit. Our appetite needs to grow from milk to the meat of God's Word.
Are you walking with the Lord in faith . . . or walking away from fellowship with God? In Hebrews 3:7-19, the author describes how deceitfulness of sin can creep into our lives and minds. It leads to a hardness of heart. That causes us to fall away from the faithfulness that God calls us to exhibit. But, the Holy Spirit offers the remedy for this hard-hearted condition condition.
The writer of Hebrews said that Jesus is God's perfect revelation. In Chapter 1:4-14, he declared that Jesus is better than angels.
He proves that premise with quotations from the Old Testament that demonstrate that Jesus is declared to be God's Son, His ministry is forever, and He rules with righteousness on the throne. Be encouraged to worship the Lord through what we learn from this significant passage of God's Word.