An overview of the letter to the Hebrews
Seek to make decisions in life with eternity in view.
Hebrews’ writer comes to a place of conclusion here in order to encourage us. He gives us three action points: to feel comfortable in approaching God, to feel confident in our faith, and to encourage others. The first two are personal, but they must be played out in the community.
Sometimes, religious people get frustrated because they cannot live in the holy manner they wish. And sometimes, religious people judge those who live outside of the church’s influence. This frustration and improper judgement materializes because of not understanding that Jesus is the only valid sacrifice that satisfies God’s demands.
It is possible to be trapped in the shadow of church, priests, and rules instead of living in the hope-giving light of Jesus. All other choices of true worship have been removed. Jesus is the only one to offer hope in grace.
Jesus is a better priest. In comparison to the old covenant and the old priests who could only make a temporary sacrifice, Jesus is such a better priest because His sacrifice was one time and took care of all confessed sin, making a way to draw near to God.
What is the diagnosis of our problem? Hebrews finally tells the reader to beware that they may be dull of hearing. Do we listen, really listen to God?
Where is the source of your salvation? Jesus is eternal, honorable, and complete in being the eternal source of salvation. He offers it to you…