TOPIC: A BETTER LANGUAGE
TEXT: Hebrews 12:18-29
Blood speaks! As a result of this, both the Old and New Testaments were sealed by blood. However, there are some differences in both Testaments as touching the way God speaks. Our text today compares (God’s speaking from Mount Sinai (Exo. 19:12-19) with that of the New Testament (Heb. 12:22-24). In the former, God spoke to the people of Israel on Mount Sinai which burned with fire; and whoever touched the Mount was to die immediately.
However, in the New Testament, we have come to Mount Zion, the City of the Living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem ….and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than the blood of Abel. Christ’s blood speaks atonement. Forgiveness, peace with God, etc.; whereas the blood of Abel spoke vengeance. Having come to a better covenant by faith, we need to sustain that position by divine grace so that we may serve Him acceptably with reverence and godly fear, for God is a consuming fire.
Prayer: Lord, please help me to fully understand the meaning of my being in Mount Zion.