In this text we come to the second warning passage in the book of Hebrews. That author reminds his readers of the example of Israel in the wilderness, an example characterized by unbelief and rebellion. His goal is to help his readers be soberly aware of the danger of sin, specifically the sin of rebelling against God by rejecting Christ, and subsequently to urge them to practice mutual, regular, ongoing encouragement of one another in their faith. May we too recognize the dangers of sin and daily remind one another of the good news in Christ.
As we come to the final chapter of this book, what we discover is not a “catch-all” chapter of random bits the author of Hebrews wanted to quickly include before signing off. Rather, we discover an important part of the document through which the author fleshes out for his readers what it looks like to “cling to Jesus.” A life of obedience to Christ is a life of worship, grounded in the grace of Christ and empowered by the presence of Christ. "Clinging to Christ" will lead to a transformed life that brings glory to God.