The last day of each year is 12/31. The day before the New Year. 1 Cor 12:31 is the last 12:31 in the Bible. It is the lead-in verse to the “more excellent way.”
1 Cor 12:31
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Jesus Christ is the central theme and focus of the Bible and He is the “more excellent way.”
He also has the more (most) excellent name in all of the Universe. Much better than angels.
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
And it is because of His “more excellent ministry” that He has provided much better things for man.
But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Jesus: the Better Revelation of God
Jesus: the Better Man for Mankind
Jesus: the Better Ground of Faithfulness
Jesus: the Better Rest of God
Jesus: the Better Divine-Human High Priest
Hebrews 4:14 5:10
Jesus: the Better Hope of Inheriting the Promises of God
Hebrews 5:11 – 6:20
Jesus: The Better Hope of Man
Jesus: the Better Mediator between Man and God
Jesus: The Minister of a Better Covenant
Jesus: The Minister of Better Promises
Jesus: The Better Sacrifice for Forgiveness
Jesus: The Better Way of Access to God
Jesus: The Better Guarantor of Promises Received by Faith
Jesus: The Better Country
Jesus: The Better Resurrection
Jesus: The Better Example of Faithful Endurance
Jesus: The Better Example of Holiness and Worship
Jesus: The Better Example of Suffering and Bearing Reproach
May we all continue to grow up into Him in all things (which is the Head, even Christ) as He fitly frames us together growing unto an holy temple in the Lord. (Eph 4:14 and 2:21).