Live in peace with all men, our brothers and our accusers. Without peace, no man shall see the Lord God. Do not let ourselves be burdened down with our sins, or it will cause bitterness in ourselves and defile us.
If we do not have peace, we are fornicators or profane people, like Esau -- who for only one morsel of meat sold his birthright. He would have received the blessing, but instead he was rejected. He found no place of repentance, even though he had sought repentance carefully with tears.
Paul said that they were worshipping the mountain that Moses received the law by God. No animal was even allowed to touch the mountain, or it was killed. Moses was so upset that Moses said he would fear and quake at the sight.
Paul said that they were now standing at the new mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem with an innumerable company of angels. Jesus was the mediator of the new covenant, just as Moses was the mediator of the old covenant. The blood of Jesus Christ speaks better things than that of Abel.
He told the Hebrews that they should not refuse the speaker, because if they refused him that spoke on the earth, they certainly would refuse God that speaks from heaven. God's voice shook the earth when he first spoke, but he promised that he would speak once more and shake not only the earth, but heaven as well.
When he spoke the second time through Jesus, he signified that he removed those things that were shaken. Paul said that we should have grace, because we are receiving a kingdom that can't be moved. We should accept and serve God with reverence and godly fear. God is a consuming fire that will consume all that He has chosen.
As Christians, we should ask ourselves: Are we burdened down with our sins? Are we running our race with patience? Do we receive our trials with sadness, or with joy? Are we living in peace with all men, or are we profane like Esau? Are we worshipping the holy places here on earth, or are we worshipping the Holy Father? Do we refuse our speakers here on earth? Have we received the new covenant that Jesus Christ brought, or have we denied ourselves the kingdom of God?