Uniquely, we don’t know exactly who the author of the book of Hebrews was. Scholars have suggested Silas, Timothy, Barnabas and others. Martin Luther plausibly proposed Apollos. Whoever the author was, his main point in writing was to convince Jewish Christians to continue to put their faith for salvation in Jesus Christ Himself, rather than reverting back to the Old Testament law as they were being pressured to do.
To make his point, this nameless author implored a most important tool. He heavily relied on scripture to make his case. He quoted King David in the Psalms, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Micah, and other portions of the Old Testament to prove that Jesus was the fulfillment of the old covenant and completely worthy of people putting their entire trust in.
“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away (Hebrews 2:1),” the author wrote.
Scripture is always the safest place to begin and end any discussion of spiritual topics. None of our ideas are worth anything if they don’t line up with the Word of God. By quoting so much scripture, it is clear that the author of Hebrews was extremely concerned that His argument was both accurate and believable. It was.
“Jesus has been found worthy (Heb. 3:3).”
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Reading Plan- Week Forty-Two
Day One- Hebrews 2
Day Two- Hebrews 3
Day Three- Hebrews 4
Day Four- Hebrews 5
Day Five- Hebrews 6