Jesus offered his own blood, not the blood of an animal. He entered the heavenly Tabernacle, not one on earth. Unlike sacrifices under the old covenant, his perfect sacrifice secured our redemption once for all time. This is why he is the only one fit to completely destroy evil forever. His great love for us, which motivated this sacrifice, will also spur him on to provide the perfect existence we were always meant to have with him.
Questions for further thought:
1. Why is sacrificial blood required for our forgiveness?
2. Jesus has many names/roles (Savior, King, Lord). What do you think about his role as our High Priest?
Challenge: Read all of Hebrews chapter 9 and consider how the new covenant Christ has established is far superior to the old covenant.
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