Lastly, we should think about the reasons why the Book of Hebrews is so important for Christians to study. There are many reasons, because it is a wonderful book. Here are some of the main ones:
(1) The Book of Hebrews declares powerfully who Jesus is. Chapter 1 shows us that he is God the Son. Hebrews 2:5-18 teaches that he became a man, for us.
(2) The Book of Hebrews shows us how to understand the Old Testament (the first part of the Bible). It teaches us that the whole Bible declares the same message. It is all about Jesus.
(3) The Book of Hebrews, especially in chapter 11, teaches the importance of faith (active belief and trust in God). And, especially in Hebrews 3:7 to 4:11, it warns us severely about an attitude of unbelief.
(4) The Book of Hebrews explains clearly the reasons for Jesusí death (Hebrews 9:15). It teaches that God can forgive us only because of Jesusí death. It tells us that Jesusí death was the most important event ever.
(5) The Book of Hebrews shows us what Jesus is doing in heaven now (Hebrews 7:25). And it explains where Jesus is, now. He sits in the place of greatest honour in heaven, at God the Fatherís right side. There he will remain until he returns to rule the world (Hebrews 1:13, Hebrews 9:28).
(6) The Book of Hebrews explains many of the reasons why Godís people suffer in this world. And Hebrews shows what their attitudes should be during their troubles.
(7) The Book of Hebrews shows us Godís plan for his peopleís lives. He wants them to have the closest possible relationship with him (Hebrews 10:19-22). He is making his people perfect (Hebrews 11:40). So he wants Christians to develop and to become mature in their relationship with him (Hebrews 6:1).
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