Monday, May 17, 2010

Jesus is BETTER

We feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. A better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
You have come to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

He has done it all. He has got it all covered. He knows what I have to do today and tomorrow. He what I need for each day. He doesn't take his eye off the ball and nothing surprises him. And His cross proves he is FOR me. Simply: Jesus is better. 
It's my birthday and I'm I'm glad my wife reminded me of how good it is to look to Jesus.