• The Necessity of Blood

    Hebrews 9:18–22

    Christian theology recognizes that God cannot violate His own character. Thus, God cannot compromise His justice when He extends forgiveness. God does not give up His holiness when He pardons us, but sustains it, for He can forgive His people ...Read More

  • God’s Consoling Oath

    Hebrews 7:20–22

    God has given us not only His infallible and inerrant Word to guide us in the truth but also teachers whom He has equipped to instruct us in this Word. We should therefore pay heed to the godly and wise ...Read More

  • The Choice of the High Priest

    Hebrews 5:5–6

    Christ, as the incarnate Savior, was appointed our High Priest by God Himself. Thus, anyone else who claims to be a mediator between us and our Creator is making a false claim. There is only one High Priest, and all ...Read More

  • Deliverance from Death

    Hebrews 2:14–15

    John Calvin comments on the great comfort that we get from Hebrews 2:14–15. “For though the devil still lives, and constantly attempts our ruin, yet all his power to hurt us is destroyed or restrained. It is a great consolation ...Read More

  • Servants and the King

    Hebrews 1:7–12

    Our understanding of Jesus must be as high as Scripture’s understanding of Him. Those who deny that Jesus is the incarnate God have a Christology, a doctrine of Christ, lower than that of the Word of God; thus, they have ...Read More

  • Numbering the Levites

    1 Chronicles 23

    Under the new covenant, we have been made priests to our God. Under the old covenant, only select individuals could enter God’s direct presence in worship—the priests, but more specifically, the high priest alone. In Christ, we can all enter ...Read More

  • Kindness to the Lord’s Anointed

    2 Samuel 22:32–51

    The Christological significance of 2 Samuel 22 also shows us where we can expect deliverance. God does not necessarily promise to rescue us from all our problems and make them go away. He does promise to deliver those who are ...Read More

  • Trouble in Canaan

    Judges 1

    From a human perspective, the Israelites enjoyed much success against the Canaanites initially after Joshua died. Yet, while they took command of Canaan, they failed to obey the Lord in driving out the peoples of the land. Their outward success ...Read More

  • Jesus the Son of Man

    Matthew 16:27

    The background of the title Son of Man shows us how important it is to be conversant with the Old Testament. The Old Testament provides the necessary background for understanding the life and ministry of Jesus, so as our understanding ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Priesthood

    Leviticus 8

    Today we have no earthly priests to stand between us and the Lord. That does not mean the instructions for the old covenant priesthood are of no value to us, however. These instructions help us understand the work of Christ ...Read More

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