“But now Jesus, our High Priest, has been given a ministry that is far superior to the old priesthood, for he is the one who mediates for us a far better covenant with God, based on better promises” (Hebrews 8:6 NLT).


The old covenant was a foreshadowing of the new one, which has now come into view through Jesus. The old covenant was a “copy” of the real one in heaven that was revealed to Moses. It acted as a tutor, teaching and pointing to its fulfillment in Christ. “But now” that Jesus has come, the old covenant has fulfilled its purpose. The new covenant is enacted and the old one is replaced. Now Christ Jesus, serves in the heavenly temple as our Great High Priest. Since Jesus is the One who has come down from heaven and has returned to heaven, his character and ministry is “superior” in every way to the copy that only foreshadowed His appearing. As the apostle Paul said, “There is only one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5).
PRAYER: Dear Father, we are so blessed to be able to pray to You calling You by the name “Father.” For it is because we have placed our faith in Your Son, Jesus, as our Savior and Mediator that we are able to call you Father. Even more, we have been given Your Holy Spirit by whom we cry “Abba” to You when we pray. What a wonderful thing it is that we have become children of God, children who can cry out to You as Father because of Jesus. In His name we pray, amen.