Scripture reading for October 23rd: Hebrews 8, Psalm 62, Proverbs 27
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 8:6-7, 13 “But as it is, 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. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. . . . In speaking of a new covenant, He makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”
Christ’s ministry was far superior to that of Moses. Moses was the mediator of the old covenant of law. Those who obeyed would live, an impossibility because of our sin nature. Christ’s covenant was one of grace through faith. If we repent of trusting in our own good works and believe on Jesus, we will be saved. The old covenant is obsolete–out of date! It has been replaced by something new and better–forever!
Faith Confession: I thank God for the new covenant based on grace through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I live by faith in the gift of eternal life and receive grace to stand forgiven before God in Christ Jesus my Lord. Keep me from the danger of self-righteousness.
Proverbs 27:12 “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”