Summary: To show that it took GOD His Second and Last Will to deliver us from sins, redeemed us and brought us forgiveness.
Is the first always the best?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that it took GOD His Second and Last Will to deliver us from sins, redeemed us and brought us forgiveness.
Hebrews 9:18 (Amplified Bible)
9:18 So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS because of Your blood we have been redeemed, forgiven according to the riches and generosity of Your Gracious favor.
Even the old covenant was made with blood
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Even the old covenant was not inaugurated, ratified and put into force
"So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force"
Hebrews 8:7-9 (Amplified Bible)
8:7 For if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one.
8:8 However, He finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy] when He says, Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
8:9 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in My agreement with them, and so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
Exodus 24:3-8 (Amplified Bible)
24:3 Moses came and told the people all that the Lord had said and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, All that the Lord has spoken we will do.
24:4 Moses wrote all the words of the Lord. He rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve pillars representing Israel’s twelve tribes.
24:5 And he sent young Israelite men, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord.
24:6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he dashed against the altar.
24:7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read in the hearing of the people; and they said, All that the Lord has said we will do, and we will be obedient.
24:8 And Moses took the [remaining half of the] blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant which the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.
Exodus 12:22 (Amplified Bible)