The early Jewish Christians who received the letter called Hebrews had faced difficult times of hardship and they were about to face even more hardships nationally, emotionally, and physically. This letter reminds and encourages them that they have in Jesus Christ what is much more valuable than anything they will ever lose to hardships in this world, and that God will indeed use their hardships to train them for a harvest of righteousness and peace (Hebrews 10: 32-39; 12:1-11).