Throughout this chapter, it speaks of Faith and how needful it is to reach our "Eternal" home. All of the hero's of faith were traveling the same road with the same destination....HOME!
Trouble was brewing in the Jewish community
Some Christian Jews were thinking of turning back to Judaism
The sacrificial offerings, decorations and elaborate temples appealed to them more than a cross.
An ineffectual offering that they could see appealed to them more than an invisible