Better Than

Better Than: A Study of Hebrews (Part 6)

October 20, 2019

Hebrews 9:1-14

The sacred tent refers to the Tabernacle that God instructed Moses to set up (Exodus 36-40).  The High Priest could enter the Holy of Holies one day each year to atone for the nation’s sins.  The Holy of Holies was a small room that contained the ark of the covenant (original stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written), a pot of manna, and Aaron’s rod.  The top of the chest served as the mercy seat (altar) on which the blood was sprinkled by the High Priest.  The only access to God was through the High Priest who offered a sacrifice and used its blood to atone first for his own sins and then for the people’s sins.  Now, through Jesus Christ’s blood alone, our consciences are cleared, we are freed from death and can live to serve God, and we are freed from sin’s power.  If you are carrying a load of guilt because you can’t be good enough for God, take another look at Jesus’ death and what it means for you.