Unintentional Sins Part 1 (Hebrews 9:7)

“but into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people.” (Hebrews 9:7, ESV) The author of Hebrews here refers to the Old Testament regulations under the law. Specifically, he writes of theContinue reading “Unintentional Sins Part 1 (Hebrews 9:7)”

Excluded or Included (Hebrews 9:6-7)

“Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year” (Hebrews 9:6–7, KJV 1900) In life, there are certain exclusive clubs in which only the members can enter. Kids often set these typesContinue reading “Excluded or Included (Hebrews 9:6-7)”

The Mercy Seat (Hebrews 9:3-5)

“And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims ofContinue reading “The Mercy Seat (Hebrews 9:3-5)”

The Altar of Incense (Hebrews 9:3-4)

“And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant” (Hebrews 9:3–4a, KJV 1900) I am grateful to have a wife who has a gift of faith that is manifested in intercessory prayer. She maintains a meticulous prayer journal andContinue reading “The Altar of Incense (Hebrews 9:3-4)”

The Holiest Place (Hebrews 9:3-4)

“Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place, having the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant” (Hebrews 9:3–4, ESV) Often you run into things that require much research because a casual observation is perplexing. Imagine the consternation of the ancients that looked towards the horizon andContinue reading “The Holiest Place (Hebrews 9:3-4)”

Bread of Life (Hebrews 9:2)

“For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.” (Hebrews 9:2, KJV 1900) When I was a young man, my dad was really into surf-fishing. We spent nearly every weekend during the fishing season at the beach. The wife of oneContinue reading “Bread of Life (Hebrews 9:2)”

The Lampstand (Hebrews 9:1-2)

“For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place.” (Hebrews 9:2, ESV) I remember when I was in the military having to do nighttime patrols. Sometimes it was so dark that the only thing you couldContinue reading “The Lampstand (Hebrews 9:1-2)”

Superior Sanctuary (Hebrews 9:1)

“Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness.” (Hebrews 9:1, ESV) My wife and I have made many moves during our marriage. To the best of my knowledge we have moved somewhere around eleven times and have purchased seven different houses in these moves. Some of the homesContinue reading “Superior Sanctuary (Hebrews 9:1)”

Out with the Old (Hebrews 8:13)

“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” (Hebrews 8:13, ESV) In business, I have often found that some people just do not listen. You may tell them how to do something based on years of experience andContinue reading “Out with the Old (Hebrews 8:13)”