Hebrews 12:25-29: Privileges bring responsibilities

As the author comes to the final warning passage in Hebrews 12:25–29, it helps if we see its apparent severity in the light of the principle that the indicatives of grace give rise to the imperatives of obedience. “You have not come … But you have come” (Heb. 12:18, 22). What are our privileges? They are truly amazing. Rather than come — as did believers in the day of promise and shadow — to an assembly convened at a mountain engulfed with a sense of awful judgment, we have come to the abiding city of God. Indeed we have come to God Himself, not with Moses, but with Jesus. For we have received the new covenant in His shed blood. Read the full article by Sinclair Ferguson.