An anonymous author with an incredible handle of the totality of Scripture and a direct relationship with Jesus’ first followers writes to Jewish Christians experiencing difficult persecution for their faith. The author begins to hold up Jesus as worthy of our perseverance because He is greater than the angels and Torah, Moses and the promised land, the priests and Melchizedek, the sacrifices, and the old covenant. Jesus is worth our all because He is greater than all!
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.