In this chapter, Paul admonishes the believing Jews to consider the severe negative consequences for neglecting the salvation provided for us under the New Covenant. Jesus’s work has paved the way for humanity to be restored to its original design, to rule the earth in perfect harmony. Jesus humbled himself to become a human so that He could experience and conquer death, thus freeing us from condemnation and defeating death. Because He sacrificed Himself in faithful obedience to God, He was given the earth as His dominion to rule one day, restoring man’s place as rulers over the earth like God designed at the start of creation. Since Jesus lived life as a man, He can now act as our compassionate High Priest and intercede for us before the throne of God. But the reward of sharing in His inheritance is only given to those who live faithfully.