DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 20:1-26; Psalms 60-61; Acts 11:1-18
Being made so much better than the angels. Hebrews 1:4
We find in the letter to the Hebrews that Jesus is a better priest (7:7), serving under a better covenant (8:6), in a better sanctuary (9:11). His was a better sacrifice (9:22-23), which speaks of forgiveness rather than vengeance, and thus of better things (12:24). Therefore, we have a better hope (7:19) established upon better promises (8:6), of a better substance (10:34). We are going to a better country (11:16) and will obtain a better resurrection (11:35). What a better thing for us (11:40)! —Tom Steere
The veil is rent: Lo Jesus stands before the throne of grace:
And clouds of incense from His hands fill all that glorious place.
Within the holiest of all, cleansed by His precious blood,
Before the throne we prostrate fall, and worship Thee our God.
—James G. Deck