The Joy in Responsibility
(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)
Perfected For All Time
Chapter 10 opens with another look at the Old Testament Law vs. New Covenant:
Main Point –
OT Law = Inadequate
(Verse 1-3) God meant for it to be inadequate
(Verse 4) System for handling sin is flawed
(Verse 5-8) Psalm 40 spoken by Messiah
(Verse 10) Transitions to New Covenant with comparison
(Verse 11-13) Standing Priest vs. Enthroned Messiah
New Covenant = Perfect
(Verse 14) Offering – Christ’s death on the Cross
He – Jesus Christ
Has perfected…those being sanctified
(Verse 15-18) Christ effectively puts away sin from His people.
- In God’s courtroom there is no evidence of remembered sin.
- We have a clean conscience in Christ.
- We are able to approach God (Most Holy Place) in Christ.
- We are inheritors of the New Covenant promises.
Those being sanctified:
(Verse 10) The finished work of Christ on the cross has a sanctifying effect on believers.
It all about Jesus, it’s really not about me.
We can only be perfect by faith, not works.