Throughout this letter to the Hebrews, the author has been trying to encourage his reader to continue strong in Christ. For the most part, the way that he has sought to do this is through persuasive reasoning, derived from Scripture, to show that Jesus is better and more superior to things relating to the Old Covenant. But occasionally, the writer uses very strong language to warn those he was writing to - warning them of the consequences if they were to follow their doubts to their logical conclusion. And so in Hebrews 10:26-31, the author begins by communicating a very strong warning. This stern warning is then followed by a heart-felt encouragement in Hebrews 10:32-34, as the writer appeals for them to continue strong on the basis of the many hardships they had experienced in the past. Finally, he ends in Hebrews 10:39 with words of assurance for those he was writing to, that their future would not involve turning away from Christ, but that they would continue strong by faith.