Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 108/260: Read Hebrews 8

We do not live under the laws of the Old Testament today. This includes the Ten Commandments as they were given to Moses and the Israelites. That Old Law is now obsolete; it has vanished away. However, that does not leave us without obligation.

Nine of the Ten Commandments were repeated in the new covenant established by Christ, and we obey them because He issued them. The Old Law accomplished its intended function: “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor” (Galatians 3:24-25).

We now serve God under a different law, “the perfect law of liberty” (James 1:25). Make no mistake, it is still a law and we are obligated to follow His commands! But those who love the Lord are happy to obey Him (John 14:15).

Jesus, as our High Priest, “has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”

We do not look forward to physical blessings such as a land of Canaan. “But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country” (Hebrews 11:16). Jesus promised His apostles, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Hebrews 8:13. In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first ___________. Now what is becoming ___________ and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Pray

Pray for faith in troubled times, looking forward to that heavenly reward.

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