Comparison of the Old Covenant with the New Covenant of God yields some great benefits and solemn reminders of God's will.
|made priest by law, called of God
||Jesus Christ made priest by oath
||Heb 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)
||Eternal priesthood - Jesus Christ high priest forever
||Heb 5:6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
|High Priest interceded while living
||Jesus Christ intercedes forever
||Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
|High priest who understands infirmities, sinner
||High priest who understands infirmities, Jesus Christ tempted in all points without sin
||Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
|High Priest sinned
||Jesus Christ is perfecy, holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, higher than heavens
||Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
|High priests with infirmity sanctified by law
||Jesus Christ consecrated forever by oath
||Heb 7:28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.
|Daily and yearly sacrifices not able to remove sin
||one perfect sinless sacrifice
||Heb 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
|death of animals
||death of Jesus Christ
||Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
|High Priest ministered in earthly sanctuary made by man after pattern of things in heaven
||Jesus Christ ministers forever in tabernacle made by God
||Heb 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
|God's law written on the front and back of two tablets of stone (and placed in ark of the covenant)
||God's law written on our hearts and in our minds
||Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.