A Better Covenant - Part 2
The argument in favor of the new and better convent, mediated by our better High Priest continues in Hebrews 9. The old is contrasted with the new in an effort to prove the new is better.
We are very familiar with this line of reasoning. It is how we shop, whether we are comparing ingredients at the grocery store or the specs on a new car, or prices on shoes. We expose and highlight the differences so that we understand what we are looking at and more importantly, what we are buying.
The Holy Spirit isn't taking us shopping. We are however given a tour of tabernacle and a high lever view of priestly duties in a similar line of comparison. The aim is our understanding, not just of the similarities, but of the superior nature of the new covenant over the old.