Written for an audience of Jewish believers in a time of persecution, the book of Hebrews proclaims an eternal truth: Jesus is our Great High Priest. He is the perfect mediator between God and humanity and the ultimate provision for sins. As the writer of Hebrews considers Christ’s work from its foreshadowing in the Old Testament to its present impact, he warns believers about the dangers of apostasy and exhorts them to fix their eyes on Jesus as they persevere in faith.
In volume three of this series, Alistair Begg encourages us cast aside all worldliness and look to Jesus as we run the marathon of Christian life. The Old Testament saints who came before us are an example of this kind of faith, which endures suffering and difficulty while looking forward to God’s promised kingdom. As believers persist in faithfulness to the Lord, their holiness and good works will set them apart from a sinful world and bring glory to God.