In our final study of the Book of Hebrews this morning, the writer concludes Chapter 12 by contrasting the religious system of the past, which necessitated a separation of the sinner and the holy God, to the new covenant, which provides direct access to this same holy God through the blood of our Mediator Jesus and makes a way to have a personal relationship with our Creator. We must not refuse Jesus. God will one day judge those who do refuse Him. Chapter 13 concludes the book with practical exhortations for Christian living and the reminder that this world is temporary – we seek the continuing, eternal city to come.
Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen (Hebrews 13:20-21).