Hebrews 10:19-25 – A Call to Approach God in Confident Faith
SummaryThrough his death, Jesus opens a way for people to draw near to God. Believers follow him and live by faith.
AnalysisThe inner chamber of Israel's sanctuary was the holy of holies, where only the high priest was permitted to approach God. Yet here Hebrews invites all who have been redeemed by Christ the high priest to follow him into the presence of God in the sanctuary. The invitation does not refer to a physical movement into a holy place but to a movement of faith. By holding firmly to the confession of faith in what Christ has done, people can approach God confidently in prayer and continue joining together with others in worship. Hebrews was written for discouraged Christians, and this vivid invitation is designed to help renew a sense of personal trust in God and a revitalized commitment to life in community.