Series conclusion by paraphrasing the entire book of Hebrews.
The author closes his exhortation with a blessing, assuring his hearers that, because God has made peace with his people, he will also equip them to walk after him in this life with a view to the life to come.
The Lord calls the people of God to trust the proclamation of the word of God, which calls them to rest in Christ, knowing that it is given for the saving of their souls.
Being united to Christ we have become priests of God who glorify His name in worship and glorify his name in sacrificial service to our brothers.
Because you already enjoy free access to the tree of life, which is our risen and exalted Savior, you are called to go out into the world bearing his reproach, while you wait for the fullness of that life in the city of God.
Because this world is not Jesus home he does not change, his people can never expect to be at home in this world and so must seek grace for the strength to persevere.
Confidence in the Lord demonstrates itself in a marital fidelity and contentment in your present circumstances.
We rightly receive the ministry of God’s angels by humbly forsaking the comforts and possessions of this world and loving our brothers in affliction.
Acceptable worship is that which done in faith, gratitude, and humility in response to the blessings of the new covenant.
The Lord is going to come in the fullness of His wrath and judgment, a coming prefigured by His coming to Mt. Sinai, and only those who flee to Christ now, and draw near to Mt. Zion and receive His heavenly kingdom by faith will endure that coming.
The Old Covenant was intended to humble the children of God and drive them to the grace of the New Covenant, where they find peace with God.
Jacob serves as the pattern for believers of one who is disciplined by suffering and through it obtains the grace of God through faith and repentance.
The goal of every believer is to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life and the only way to the Tree is the way of the cross.
Sons of God necessarily suffer in this world on the road to glory and, as heirs, are granted the privilege of praying Abba Father in the midst of affliction.
The hope of endurance, amidst suffering, is found in Jesus the perfecter of our faith.
Even though the people of God live in different places throughout history that they are united in a single hope and calling that will ultimately be realized at the resurrection on the Last Day.
Rahab testifies that it is not the important people of this world who will preserve their souls on the Last Day, but those who are at peace with God by faith.
Moses testifies that the New Creation has already begun, but is hidden and veiled in this world, seen only with the eyes of faith.
Isaac, Jacob and Joseph testify that believers can willingly endure suffering, pain and persecution in this life, confident they will have the fullness of what was promised in the resurrection.
Abraham testifies that the heavenly inheritance promised to him can only come through death and resurrection.