October 7 – Hebrews 3:1-6. We Are His House

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 7 – Hebrews 3:1-6.  We Are His House

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

In Chapter 1, we were shown the distinction between the Son and the angels.  The Son was far superior to angels. He was seated at the right hand of the father and his footstool would be his enemies.

In Chapter 2, we began to see his relationship to humanity.  He was given a name so that we could call him by name … Jesus.  We saw the importance of his coming to earth and taking on human form.  This was done so that he could conquer death and offer salvation to those he called his brothers and sisters … all of us are children of God.

Throughout all of this, the author of Hebrews is pleading with us to stay on task.  In Hebrews 2:1, he says “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.”

He begins Chapter 3, asking us to fix our thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest.  This is the source of our salvation.

But, Chapter 3 begins another plot line.  He compares Jesus to Moses.

Remember … Moses is the one who was given the plans to the Tabernacle.  The method of worship that Jews had lived with up to this point was that which Moses had given to them.  It was all important and as far as they knew, the only way to deal with their sins and have any hope of salvation.

Moses was faithful as a servant in God’s house … but, God was the builder of that house and it was built through Jesus Christ.  Jesus is far superior to Moses and is the Son over all God’s house.

The best part of this entire passage is found in the last verse.  We are his house.  Do you see that?  Moses was simply a servant in God’s house.  We, however are his house and as God’s Son, Jesus is in charge of everything.

Fix your thoughts on Jesus Christ.  He is the author of salvation and is ruler over God’s house.  Pay attention.  Fix your thoughts on Jesus.