At Home Blog Series: Hebrews 7:23-28
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Theme: Importance of the Son of God
Passage: Hebrews 7:23-28
Saving to the Uttermost
The first promise is considered weak, not because of God's intention for it, but because of the weakness of the human priest. The law would never last, because the priest were limited by their length of life and acts of sin. With the law, priest offered sacrifices daily, not only for the people but also for themselves, because their weakness prevented them from being able to offer a fitting sacrifice that would end he rift between God and man.
The reason the the second promise is considered a better promise is because it's priest has no limits and therefore it's effects are final. "For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinner, and exalted above the heavens." His perfection meant that he didn't have to offer sacrifice for his own sins, instead he offered himself as the sacrifice that was sufficient to "save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intersession for them."
Why did the priest of the first promise fail?
What were the weaknesses of the former priest?
Who is the perfect priest?