“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises” (Hebrews 8:6).
A mediator is one who stands in the middle between two estranged parties and strives to bring them together.
At Mount Sinai, Moses and the angels served as mediators for the children of Israel and God (Galatians 3:19-20). Clearly, this arrangement was not ideal, but it did result in a law and covenant between God and those He had freed from Egyptian shackles.
At Mount Calvary, Jesus—the Son of God who also was the Son of Man—became the perfect mediator. Being fully human and fully deity, He willing paid humanity’s sin debt, so that sinners could be reconciled to the Holy One. He is the mediator of a better covenant which has been legally secured by divine promises which have been kept.
O, how worthy is our mediator “to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:12).