Better Things

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Hebrews is the book of “better things.” We find that phrase introduced in Hebrews 6:9, and throughout the rest of the book, the author reveals what those better things are:

· Better hope (7:19) 

· Better covenant (7:22; 8:6) 

· Better promises (8:6) 

· Better sacrifices (9:23) 

· Better possession (10:34) 

· Better country (11:16) 

· Better life (11:35) 

· Better word (12:24) 

The idea boils down to this: what Jesus came to earth to provide is better than anything we had before! But again, we need to be careful. Using the word “better” might lead some to think there are multiple options, even if one is better than the rest. Hebrews 8:1-2 explains, “We have such a high priest … a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.” That true tent is found with Jesus. Ephesians 4 provides a similar reminder: “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all” (vv. 4-6). Praise God that our one Lord came to bring us better things!

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from Gospel Advocate (11-2-18)

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