Contemporary English Version (CEV)
The preacher here in Hebrews is trying to encourage the people, all the while urging them forward, to stay faithful, to not let the allures of comfort and ease draw them away from the difficult road of discipleship.
It's challenging to stay faithful, to keep your vision focused on Christ. One day runs into another, and the awe of Easter fades as other demands press in, all the while our attention is drawn to easier ways. These alternatives may not offer the same ultimate reward, but it's easy to forget long-term goals when you long for short-term fulfillment. Our willpower is rarely strong!
So let us stay faithful, because God remembers the good we have done, and because we are following the example of those who have come before us, those who stayed faithful and true.