Friday, April 11, 2014

Marsha's Musings: The Mediator of a New Covenant (Hebrews 9:15-17 ESV)

Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. (Hebrews 9:15-17 ESV)

At first glance I focused on the phrase " that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance". While this is something to grab hold of and look forward to, it loses sight of what should be the focus here. 

What Christ has done to make it possible for us to have the promised inheritance is the bigger focus. He had to die for that to happen. His death redeems us from the transgressions we have committed.

This makes that promised inheritance all the more precious!

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