Day 5: Hebrews 10:1-18

Read: Hebrews 10:1-18 again.

Think: 

  • According to verse 8, God did not want animal sacrifices even though “they were offered in accordance with the law.” The law reveals God’s will, and sacrifices were in that law, so that seems to indicate that God did want the sacrifices. So, why do you think the author of Hebrews says God “did not desire” these offerings?
     
  • Verse 9 picks up on the statement, “I have come to do your will” in verse 7 (quoting Psalm 40:8). Then the author of Hebrews ends verse 9 by saying, “He sets aside the first to establish the second.” What do you think this means?
     
  • Verses 11-12 contrast the Old Testament priests with the priesthood of Christ. In what way are these priests different from each other, according to verses 11-12?
     
  • Verse 13 says that Christ is waiting for something as he sits down “at the right hand God.” What is he waiting for?