11/23 Hebrews 12:22-24

22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, 23 and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24 and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

The children of Israel were led to Mount Sinai, where the holiness of God caused the mountain to shake and be ablaze with fire. To touch the mountain would mean death. The words of God were like a trumpet and so awesome that the people begged Moses to go and hear for them. The Law was delivered to Moses on tablets of stone.

The New Covenant came to us on Mount Zion and to the people of God with countless angels in celebration as each soul comes into the covenant by the blood of Jesus. Entering into this covenant means you are joining those who inherit the Kingdom and are destined for heaven. This covenant brings us into the very presence of God, who gives us the righteousness of His Son. God will finish the work He started in us, perfecting our souls (Philippians 1:6).

This covenant brings us to Jesus who made us at peace with God. His blood sealed this covenant. If Abel's blood still cries out about injustice, think how much more powerfully Jesus' blood declares that we are justified because of His sacrifice.

Consider: The purpose of the Old Covenant was to lead us to Jesus. Praise Him for all that is ours when we are in Him!