March 1, 2020 Download: Audio

Hebrews 10:19-39

What we learn throughout the book of Hebrews is the importance of having faith. The writer goes into great detail about how things have changed since the time of the Old Testament. The time of fulfillment has come. The time for the types and shadows to give way to the greater reality has come. This is what happened when Jesus came into the world. He was the true Moses, the true High Priest, the true sacrifice, the true veil. All of this is vital to understand for the Christian to endure the great changes taking place in history, as Jerusalem and the temple are destroyed by the Romans. This was to end the guardianship of the civil and ceremonial law, the sacrifice of animals, the earthly high priest, so that the sons and daughters of God could come into the true house and family of God. The work is done. The adoption has taken place. The papers are signed, as it were. Now the important part. You have to believe it. You have to live a new life in light of these realities. That’s what the writer wants us to see.

From where can we draw confidence to draw near to God?