Bible Reading Day 316

by markburlinson

Day 316: November 12 (Hebrews 8)

Good morning!

Yesterday’s chapter was rather deep (and a little more difficult to understand). Today, the message is loud and clear. Jesus is our High Priest, of a new covenant that has superceded the first covenant. we can trace five covenants in all, each contributing to God’s redemptive history.

a. There is an eternal covenant between the members of the Godhead that made possible the salvation of man (we will see this in Hebrews 13:20).

b. God’s redemptive plan was initiated through the covenant He made with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3).

c. The covenant with Moses was another step in God’s redemptive plan (Exodus 24:3-8).

d. The covenant with David was yet another step in God’s redemptive plan (2 Samuel 7:1-16).

e. But the redemptive plan of God was fulfilled in the New Covenant (Luke 22:14-20).

This new covenant was prophesied in Jeremiah 31 (which is quoted here in Hebrews 8). To the Jew this was clearly a very different covenant from the Abrahamic one, even with the additional steps given to Moses and David. This new covenant is a fulfilled covenant, not a conditional one. It is totally different from the old. The Greek word translated “new” is not “neos” which means repackaged, but “kainos” which means new in quality as well as newer than the old.

So how has the new covenant brought new-ness to your life? And how can you share that with others?

Have a great day!

Mark.

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