Better Hope

Psalm 5, Isaiah 65, Hebrews 7

The sky was a beautiful changing palette of pastels this morning.  I love, when I look up from my reading, to see the colors — soft, muted pinks, tinged with yellows, finally making way for the blues of the day.

I love this time of day.  I love reading God’s word.  I love trying to understand it and apply it.  In a way, it reminds me of when I would swim every morning.  I would leave the pool with the good feeling of a tired-yet-energized body from a workout.  My morning prayer time leaves me with a good feeling of an energized mind and spirit and soul.

I’m still enjoying getting my mind around Hebrews.

Hebrews 7:18-19 says,

18For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness 19(for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.

What a glory that we have a better hope!

And then Hebrews 7:28-29

27He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

The verses highlight the weakness of the law and of man.  But Jesus, being both man and God, fulfilled the law for eternity.  He is our better hope.  Truly, He is our only hope.

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