18 For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness 19 (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God.
The law made nothing perfect. However a better hope is introduced. It results in bringing us near to God.
The law made nothing perfect. This is so important to let sink in. The law does not have the power to make us anything. The law only establishes what is necessary. However, it does not have the power to make the necessary a reality.
A few things…
-Religion doesn’t have power. So I shouldn’t waste time attempting to give my time to religion.
-Hope was introduced through Jesus. My hope must always rest on what He has done and not what I can do or can’t do.
-The gospel has the power to draw me near to God. This is power. The law couldn’t do that. The law established the reality that I was distant from God. The gospel drew me near.
Only Jesus. I am humbled by that. I hopeful in that.