So, friends, we can now - without hesitation - walk right up to God, into "the Holy Place."
Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God.
The "curtain" into God's presence is his body.
So let's do it - full of belief, confident that we're presentable inside and out.
Let's keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.
Let's see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out,
not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)