SUMMARY OF HEBREWS 9:1-10
The first covenant had regulations for worship. A tabernacle was where worship took place. Here there was a lampstand, table, and consecrated bread in the Holy Place, or first room. Behind the second curtain was the Most Holy Place, where the golden altar of incence and the Ark of the Covenant was. The ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff, and the stone tablet of the covenant. Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory that overlooked the atonement cover.
The priests used the outer room but ony the high priest entered the inner room once a year for a sin offering. The way into the Most Holy Place had not been disclosed yet. All of the offerings offered, such as gifts, sacrifices, and ceremonial cleansings, were only external regulations until the new order arrived.
QUESTIONS FOR HEBREWS 9:1-10
4) All of the offerings offered, such as gifts, sacrifices, and ceremonial cleansings, were only external regulations until the new order arrived. These sacrifices only partially cleansed man of sin and only the high priest could enter.
5) God required a blood offering to be a symbol of the atonement of man for their sins. This was due to the fact that the life of the animal is in the blood. This was the only way to be forgiven for our sins before the coming of Christ and his final blood sacrifice for us.
6) Because the blood sacrifices were never enough to cleanse us to be able to stand before God. We had to have the perfect sacrifice, Jesus, to do so. Now, we don’t have to worry about being forgiven; Christ took care of that for us. We should never feel guilt after we’ve made atonement for those sins.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO HEBREWS 9:1-10
I for one am super grateful I don’t have to slaughter animals to be near God. Great explanation of the imperfectness of the Old Covenant.