But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (Hebrews 8:6)
The Best Book In The Bible
During the early days of the church, a conflict arose among the first Christians as to how much of the Law of Moses would be included in the gospel of Christ. Some taught circumcision was necessary to be saved. The keeping of days and festivals was a problem. Under persecution, a number of the Hebrew saints were considering returning to the old ways. It was hard for those who grew up in Judaism to completely remove all of the trappings of things they had done and believed their whole lives. Shunned by family members, friends and acquaintances, living as a follower of Jesus Christ was a hard road to travel.
The Hebrew writer addressed the faith challenges the early Hebrew Christian’s faced. The argument put forth repeatedly in the Hebrew letter was how better things were under the covenant of Christ. There was no comparison to what the Jews served under the Law and the grace of God found in the law of Christ. The death of Jesus served a better sacrifice, a better possession, a better country, a better resurrection, a better way, a better High Priest and a better hope. Everything was superior in Christ. The blood of bulls and goats could not compare to the pure blood of the Son of God. He became the incredible gift of a loving Father who gave His only begotten Son to redeem man. All of the sacrifices during the period of the Law could not measure to one drop of the blood of Jesus on the cross. He was sinless and perfect and gave His life for all.
From the first days of the world, man has sought for the best things in life. Salvation came through men like Abraham who showed a pattern of faith in believing in the one true God. In the Law of Moses God preserved the seed promise to be fulfilled in Christ. The Gentiles and the Jews proved that man could not save himself apart from the law or having been given the law find perfection. Only in Jesus Christ can all men find the true grace and mercy of God and the redemption of their soul. The same holds true today. Man cannot save himself apart from God. There is no hope if men seek to save themselves by themselves. Following the Ten Commandments or the Law of Moses will not save a man. The Law of Moses has been abolished as the first covenant with fault. A better covenant is given through Christ and the only means that can save man today is in the blood of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews is the best book in the Bible because it is a book of best things. The better blessings of the Lord are emphasized throughout the message of Hebrews. It should be clear for all those who are Christians of the incredible blessings we have in being part of the better covenant with a better High Priest. Never take for granted the manifold mercies of God fulfilled in Jesus Christ with a better hope built upon better promises. Rejoice in the day to know we serve a better law. God’s grace and mercy are undeserving but He has granted His love toward us that while we were sinners He sent His Son to die for us. We should be the best people because of His love. Thank you God for your love and your gift.