The Preacher has spent a number of chapters showing that Jesus offers a certain salvation and a final purification for sins that the old covenant could never offer. He now summarises this great salvation in two statements of what we have in Jesus: 1. Confidence to approach God because our sin has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus; 2. A great priest who continues to minister to us, mediate between us, and draw us to himself. Because of these assurances we have in Jesus, we must make the most of this salvation drawing near to God, holding fast to the faith in the face of pressures to abandon it, and as a church we must continue to gather together to strengthen one another in the faith. This is so crucial because anyone who abandons or rejects Jesus will not receive his salvation; they will face God’s righteous judgement on their sin. But those who persevere to the end will preserve their souls.