Faith, at its core, causes us to draw near to God, to trust God's promises, and to trust God's provision. Our faith in Christ matters; may we be a people who use - thus grow - our faith.
Access to God comes by the Blood of Christ. Relationship with God comes from our pursuit of Jesus. The last part of Hebrews 10 discusses the spiritual characteristics we develop in our pursuit of Christ, walking in His presence.
"Perseverance is not founded on our power and diligence, but on Christ," state John Calvin. This section of Hebrews 10 looks at apostasy, willfully rejecting and resisting Christ, and compares it to the believer's perseverance in Christ.
The writer instructs us to live confidently in three areas: upward to God, onward in obedient living, and outward in joyful relationships. This criteria reflects the gospel standard for a fully committed believer.