Hebrews 12:18â€“29, the passage for this week, is the climax of the letter, and it sums up its main concern by repeating the idea with which it started: God has spoken to us in the person of His Son, and we need to pay careful attention (Hebrews 1:1, 2; Hebrews 12:25) to Him. The description of Jesus in Hebrews 12:22â€“24 epitomizes the letterâ€™s assertions about Him: Jesus is the Mediator of
the new covenant, and His blood provides salvation for believers. His priestly and royal ministry in our behalf is a cause for celebration for the heavenly hosts. And finally, Hebrews 12:25â€“29 contains the last and climactic exhortation: Godâ€™s judgment is coming. It will bring destruction to His enemiesâ€”but vindication and a kingdom to His people (Hebrews 12:28, 29).
The ending reaffirms the importance of Jesusâ€™ achievements at the cross and directs believers to the consummation of Jesusâ€™ victory at the Second Coming. Paul used imagery from Daniel 7 to remind the readers that Jesus has received a kingdom from God, the Judge (Daniel 7:9â€“14), and is going to share His kingdom with believers, â€śthe saints of the Most High,â€ť who will possess it forever and ever (Daniel 7:18).
Panellists: Lorraine McDonald, Mark Larman, CliveFerguson
Hosted by: Lorraine McDonald
Aired: Saturday 19 March 2022 9am-11am