Hosts: Pastors Christina and Paul Karanick
Study of Hebrews 8
From the Bible:
Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord set up, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, “S ee ,” He says, “ that you make all things by the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain .” But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, to the extent that He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been free of fault, no circumstances would have been sought for a second. For in finding fault with the people, He says, “B ehold , days are coming , says the L ord , W hen I will bring about a new covenant W ith the house of I srael and the house of J udah , N ot like the covenant which I made with their fathers O n the day I took them by the hand T o bring them out of the land of E gypt ; F or they did not continue in M y covenant , A nd I did not care about them , says the L ord . “F or this is the covenant which I will make with the house of I srael A fter those days , declares the L ord : I will put M y laws into their minds , A nd write them on their hearts . A nd I will be their G od , A nd they shall be M y people . “A nd they will not teach , each one his fellow citizen , A nd each one his brother , saying , ‘K now the L ord ,’ F or they will all know M e , F rom the least to the greatest of them . “F or I will be merciful toward their wrongdoings , A nd their sins I will no longer remember .” When He said, “A new covenant, ” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is about to disappear.