Friday, August 16, 2019

Today’s Reading: Hebrews 8:1-6


6 But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises. - Hebrews 8:6


Jesus is better, the writer has emphasized He is greater, and now we discover his ministry and covenant is superior, in fact, He is superior. This story has been building by declaring that Jesus is something in the order of something or somebody, but now the story declares clear superiority. Even that word is limiting because we only have human instances of superiority which fall short of describing the superiority of Jesus. In the last chapter we read that Jesus is able to save completely. No other high priest was able to make that claim nor will it every be made except of Jesus. It is possible because he lives today and continually intercedes for us. We see the depth of sacrifice Jesus made for us when it doesn’t have to be repeated and it lives within us forever. This is a better promise than was ever made and Jesus occupies a seat at the throne of Majesty to fulfill his covenant. Live in and discover daily what it means to be saved completely. Volumes and volumes have been written on the subject and many more will be written as meaning unfolds. Its in the moment and its continual. The process of grace. The process of completeness which Jesus lives to mediate. What a blessing to be part of the process.


Heavenly Father, we bow in your holiness proclaiming your superiority over all and seek to live in the goodness of your grace. We count it an honor to live as a follower of your Son, the great High Priest who lives in and for us. We seek a life worthy of your calling. Lead us in every step we take. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.