Hebrews 12 begins with the word "Therefore". We have seen the advantages of a deepening faith in Jesus; we have heard the arguments as to why following Jesus is a new way and introduces a new covenant with the Living God. Chapter 11 pointed back to the giants of faith that were revered by the Hebrew people and their uncompromising faith. However, the author knows it is not easy to follow Jesus and deepen our faith. It takes courage and perseverance. Chapter 12 speaks of how we accomplish a faith that is deepening daily.