Song of Solomon 8 & Hebrews 8

Song of Solomon 8

    Oh that you were like a brother to me
        who nursed at my mother's breasts!
    If I found you outside, I would kiss you,
        and none would despise me.
    I would lead you and bring you
        into the house of my mother—
        she who used to teach me.
    I would give you spiced wine to drink,
        the juice of my pomegranate.
    His left hand is under my head,
        and his right hand embraces me!
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
        that you not stir up or awaken love
        until it pleases.
    Who is that coming up from the wilderness,
        leaning on her beloved?
    Under the apple tree I awakened you.
    There your mother was in labor with you;
        there she who bore you was in labor.
    Set me as a seal upon your heart,
        as a seal upon your arm,
    for love is strong as death,
        jealousy is fierce as the grave.
    Its flashes are flashes of fire,
        the very flame of the LORD.
    Many waters cannot quench love,
        neither can floods drown it.
    If a man offered for love
        all the wealth of his house,
        he would be utterly despised.
    We have a little sister,
        and she has no breasts.
    What shall we do for our sister
        on the day when she is spoken for?
    If she is a wall,
        we will build on her a battlement of silver,
    but if she is a door,
        we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
    I was a wall,
        and my breasts were like towers;
    then I was in his eyes
        as one who finds peace.
    Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;
        he let out the vineyard to keepers;
        each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.
    My vineyard, my very own, is before me;
        you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,
        and the keepers of the fruit two hundred.
    O you who dwell in the gardens,
        with companions listening for your voice;
        let me hear it.
    Make haste, my beloved,
        and be like a gazelle
    or a young stag
        on the mountains of spices.

(Song of Solomon 8 ESV)

Hebrews 8

    Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. Now if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, “See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.” But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second.

    For he finds fault with them when he says:

    “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord,
        when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel
        and with the house of Judah,
    not like the covenant that I made with their fathers
        on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.
    For they did not continue in my covenant,
        and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.
    For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
        after those days, declares the Lord:
    I will put my laws into their minds,
        and write them on their hearts,
    and I will be their God,
        and they shall be my people.
    And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor
        and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’
    for they shall all know me,
        from the least of them to the greatest.
    For I will be merciful toward their iniquities,
        and I will remember their sins no more.”
        In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

(Hebrews 8 ESV)

Hebrews 8: Jesus is the "guarantor of a better covenant". Whereas the Old Covenant (the ministry of Moses) was unable to free us from our slavery to sin and simply revealed our inability to live as we should, the New Covenant (the ministry of Christ) offers full payment for our redemption from sin and empowers us with the ability to now live as we should.

In Christ we have a Majestic Mediator of a better covenant with better promises. Our sin has been paid for in full, and we've been given the power of the Spirit within us to help us properly love, fear, trust, and obey our merciful God. Therefore, may we find the works accomplished by our Lord on our behalf as immeasurably worthy of the highest worship imaginable, and may we organize and live our lives in accordance with this level of worship.