The book of Hebrews was written to the early church which was initially made up of Jewish believers who upon seeing who Jesus was and what he did, converted to Christianity by placing their faith in Him.
The writer’s appeal to not return to Judaism is based on the superiority of Christ over the Judaic system. He starts by presenting Jesus the Christ as,
Better than the Angels, for they worship Him.
He is better than Moses, for He created Him.
He is better than the Aaronic Priesthood, for His sacrifice was once for all time.
He is better than the Law, for He mediates a better covenant.
From the eighth chapter forward the writer show how the “New Covenant is superior to the previous Covenant, thereby showing why Jesus and the New Covenant are superior. In short, there is nothing to be gained by going back to Judaism.
The message Paul wants the Jewish believers and all Gentile believers to understand is how the just shall live “by faith” in view of all Jesus has provided for them when they believed and were justified.
This lets the Bible speak on “the just shall live by faith.”
Now as you read the Book of Hebrews may God richly bless you as you continue in the “Historical Highway thru the Bible.”
Hebrews – "by faith"
Hebrews Chapter 1
Theos, the Triune God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets. Has in these last days spoken to us by Huios, His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds, who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power. He had by Himself accomplished the cleansing of our sin and riddance of our guilt and sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
For to which of the angels did He ever say,
"You are Huios, My Son, today I have begotten You?”
"I will be to Him Patayr, a Father, and He shall be to Me Huios, a Son?”
But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
"Let all the angels of Theos, the Triune God, worship Him."
And of the angels He says,
"Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire."
But to Huios, the Son, He says,
"Your throne, Theos, the Triune God, is forever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. Therefore Theos, the Triune God, Your Theos, the Triune God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions."
"You, Kyrios, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain, and they will all grow old like a garment, like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail."
But to which of the angels has He ever said,
"Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies Your footstool?”
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?