Having defined faith, the writer now shows us what faith looks like in the lives of true believers. He begins by going back to the beginning, the worship of Abel, the walk of Enoch and the work of Noah; all by faith.
Building on his reference to Hab 2:4, the just shall live by faith, the writer defines faith, and what it involves. Beginning with faith being real, evident, and available to all, he lays the foundation for examples to follow
There are five great warning passages in Hebrews: Heb 2:1–4; 3:7–4:13; 5:11–6:12; 10:19–39; 12:14–29. This one is the strongest warning in the letter, to not abandon or mingle the faith.
Based upon all the writer has been saying since he began this letter, he now says because of the Superiority of Christ, Let us draw near … Let us hold … Let us consider … not forsaking the assembling together.
The Old Testament animal sacrifices were unable to lift the judgment of sin off sinners before a Holy God. Otherwise there would have been no need for the sacrifice of the Son of God. His sacrifice is a perfect work.