I should start out by mentioning that I have not used a lot of references to keep the reading easy. Those who know the scripture fairly well may recognize when I am quoting . If you are not recognizing phrases such as, “430 years after the promises”, then you might want to keep that in mind for your future study.
Hebrews explains to us just what was nailed to the cross in regards to the previous covenant. God’s morals are made known to us in his law. His morals have existed as long as he has and they do not change. So just what was it that was added to the law at the time of Moses and why?
The why was because of disobedience. Hebrews 8:8 says, “For finding fault with them..”. The what included the Levitical priesthood and it’s regulation of required sacrifice for righteousness. Hebrews 7 and 10 explain that the priesthood was put into place as a temporary measure until the anointed one should come. Christ became our high priest and we a priesthood of believers. Christ became our sacrifice to once and for all do what the blood of bulls and goats could truly not perform.
When you remove the Levitical priesthood and the sacrifices what do you have left? Well you have the ten commandments with all the statutes and judgements that explain and enforce them. Although they are very much a part of the ten commandments I will add that they do include the health food laws. “Touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17
Most do not realize that the ten commandments were not new. That is what we talk about next time.