1Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. 3For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. 4Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. 5They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain." 6But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.The old is obsolete. Did you catch that?
8For he finds fault with them when he says:"Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord,
when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah,
9not like the covenant that I made with their fathers
on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.
For they did not continue in my covenant,
and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws into their minds,
and write them on their hearts,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
11And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor
and each one his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,'
for they shall all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
12For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
and I will remember their sins no more."
13In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
The old is obsolete and is ready to vanish away.
and consider this "For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second."
The first covenant God made with his people was not perfect. It lacked something important.
So a second covenant was needed. God sent his son. His son had all, is all, that is needed.
Jesus is our high priest in heaven. "in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man".
Jesus isn't a copy and shadow of what's been shown to him, he" has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises".
Jesus is simply better.
I won't get into the whole rest of this passage today. But I thought this just interesting to ponder over. Jesus isn't a priest who copies...he's the real deal. He operates in a place the GOD put together (not man). He fulfills it all. Jesus is the only real option we have to mediate between us and God.