Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Better" in Hebrews

The author of Hebrews repeatedly tell us that Jesus Christ is "better." Below are the instances in Hebrews where the word better is used. The author either describes Jesus Himself as better or things He brings about as better.

From these verses we can see that Jesus truly is superior to all things. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

"having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." Hebrews 1:4 (NKJV)

"But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner." Hebrews 6:9

"Now beyond all contradiction the lesser is blessed by the better." Hebrews 7:7

"for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God." Hebrews 7:19

"by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant." Hebrews 7:22

"But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises." Hebrews 8:6

"Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these." Hebrews 9:23

"for you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven." Hebrews 10:34

"But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them." Hebrews 11:16

"Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection." Hebrews 11:35

"God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us." Hebrews 11:40

"to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel." Hebrews 12:24


Aussie John said...


And again! Amen!! Those words fill me with such joy when I read them. He is indeed "the Mediator of a NEW Covenant!

Eric said...

I am continually amazed at how wonderful Jesus is. In light of my sin, He shines brightly.