Today I’m sharing a teaching in the First 5 app over part of Hebrews 12. Here’s a preview . . .
Today’s Reading: Hebrews 12:18-24
Hebrews 12:22 (ESV) “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering…”
Many years ago, I met the president of the United States. It was a momentous occasion because you can’t just stroll up to the White House and ask to chat with the president. An entire building of staff and Secret Service agents guards access to him. So when an ordinary person like me gets to meet the president, we wear our nicest clothes and think about what we want to say as we shake his hand. We walk away from that moment with a memory that lasts for decades.
Most of us can’t approach our country’s leaders any time we choose. But in the new covenant, our Savior has made a way for us to have access to the Lord of heaven and Earth. Today’s passage highlights this access as one of the benefits of the new covenant compared to the old covenant.
In simple terms, a covenant is a promise or a contract between God and His people. The author of Hebrews wanted his readers to embrace their new covenant home in Mount Zion rather than pitch their tents next to Mount Sinai. In other words, he wanted them to understand the unique access they had to God through Christ.
You can read the entire teaching on the First 5 website. I hope you’ll check it out!Share
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