In Hebrews 9 God through the author now shows that the earthly tabernacle and temple are simply a shadow of something greater as are the priests.  The earthly high priests had to yearly enter into the Holy of Holies to offer up sacrifices to cover (not forgive) sin.  Their sacrifices all pointed to Christ who “once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”  Jesus’ perfect sacrifice of Himself “put away” or forgave sin once and for all, unlike the sacrifices of the high priests which could only look forward to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus.  Lord, thank you for sending Jesus, the Christ, to “put away” sin.

– Bryan McKenzie

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