The New Covenant Christian has reality! We are not depending on a high priest on earth who
annually visits the holy of holies in a temporary sanctuary. We depend on the heavenly High Priest
who has entered once and for all into the eternal sanctuary. There He represents us before God, and
He always will.
Beware of trusting anything that is made with hands for your spiritual life. It will not last. The
tabernacle was replaced by Solomon’s temple, and that temple was destroyed by the Babylonians.
When the Jews returned to their land after the Captivity, they rebuilt their temple; King Herod, in later
years, expanded and embellished it.
But the Romans destroyed that temple, and it has never been rebuilt. Furthermore, since the
genealogical records have been lost or destroyed, the Jews are not certain who can minister as priests.
These things that are made with hands are perishable, but the things not made with hands are eternal.
Remember this: “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2
Consider: 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 9:24; 1 Peter 1:13-14.
Action assignment: Think of one or two examples of something made with hands that you might be
trusting in rather than God. Now ask God to help you trust only in those things which will last forever.
WARREN W. WIERSBE