Since early 2020, we have been been studying the book of Hebrews. It is a study of contrasts: the imperfect and incomplete provisions of the Old Covenant and the infinitely better provisions on the New Covenant.
The key word is better: Jesus is better than angels, Moses, Joshua, Aaron; the New Covenant is better than the Old.
The Hebrew Christians were encouraged to resist the temptation of retreating back to the old way—even though life as a Christian brought certain trials—because what they had in Christ is better than the system of worship in the synagogue.
We have been reminded that Jesus is our High Priest, why he had to die, and what it accomplished. We've been given a gracious invitation:
As we conclude our current study in Hebrews, we're urged on in the race to not give up the eternal for the temporary, and to understand what we have in Christ.