The Mosaic covenant had a pattern for the tabernacle, worship, and sacrifices. The old sanctuary merely represented the better sanctuary in heaven.
the writer would now explain why the covenant Christ has cut in His own blood is better than even the covenant God made with the Israelites at the foot of Mount Sinai, sealed with the blood of sacrificed animals.
It had taken two chapters to establish the superiority of the Lord Jesus Christ, as fully God the Son, above every earthly and heavenly principality. Now, the writer was establishing Jesus’ work as also superior, pre-eminent, far above any human priest’s work, even of Aaron himself.
The prophet continued with his Messianic theme, describing the Savior to come as a shepherd. The Shepherd had two staffs, one named “Favor” and the other “Union.” In this post, the staff of Favor is broken, and in the next post the staff of Union will be broken.