Wednesday, September 1
The Perfect Tent
Hebrews 9:1-14 Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness...
think about it.
Under the old covenant, worship centered on the meeting tent (tabernacle); how does Jesus Christ change that? Who is included in the new covenant? What do you learn about Jesus as our sacrifice?
Today Hebrews 9:1-10 gives us some insight and details of the regulations for worship for God's people in Old Testament times (before Jesus). Then we get to Jesus and there is a complete and abrupt change. "But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption" (vs. 11-13). Wonderful verses that let us know our salvation is all because of the blood of Jesus.
So what does Jesus death on the cross, the shedding of his blood, mean for you? How can you draw on and use Jesus' sacrifice to help you as you go about your day? Tami W.
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