Hebrews 12

Hebrews 12  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 10
After the examples of the patience and energy of faith of chapter 11, they are also set aside in order for us to view one perfect Example who endured, not only a rigorous path for the glory of God, but suffered death. He now is "set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
It was the joy that was set before Him at the end of the road which stayed His spirit.
The exhortation for us is to lay aside every impediment and sin, looking unto this perfect Example.
Chastening is a part of the path of faith. It is a sign that we are children.
Through exercise, discipline yields the peaceable fruits of righteousness.
By lifting up the hands of others, in our prayers, and making straight paths for our feet, we follow the example that the Lord Jesus left us and become a blessing here.
Following peace and practical holiness, we display the evidences of the place in which we are now, through the work and sacrifice of Christ for us.
Esau despised his birthright. We are not come to the judgment seen at Sinai, but to better things, which lead into a full millennial blessing, not to speak of what will eternally be our portion.
The full millennial blessing: First, the earthly Zion Second, the heavenly Jerusalem Third, the host of angels Fourth, the church of the Firstborn Fifth, God, the Judge of all Sixth, the spirits of just men made perfect Seventh, Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant Eight, the blood of sprinkling The believer receives a kingdom that cannot be moved.
The one who rejects the Voice which speaks from heaven has nothing stable to rest upon when God shakes everything that can be shaken.
"Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear."