Jesus Is Greater Than Moses
“1 And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest. 2 For he was faithful to God, who appointed him, just as Moses served faithfully when he was entrusted with God’s entire house.
3 But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. 4 For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.
5 Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. 6 But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.”
In verse 6 above, did you see that “we are God’s house if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ”? Then the opposite would be, if we don’t keep our courage & remain confident in our hope in Christ we are not His house. If we are scared and not confident in Christ we would be faithless.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Hebrews 3:7-19 “7 That is why the Holy Spirit says,
“Today when you hear his voice,
8 don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled, when they tested me in the wilderness.
9 There your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw my miracles for forty years.
10 So I was angry with them, and I said, ‘Their hearts always turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’
11 So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. 14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. 15 Remember what it says:
“Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.”
16 And who was it who rebelled against God, even though they heard his voice? Wasn’t it the people Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And who made God angry for forty years? Wasn’t it the people who sinned, whose corpses lay in the wilderness? 18 And to whom was God speaking when he took an oath that they would never enter his rest? Wasn’t it the people who disobeyed him? 19 So we see that because of their unbelief they were not able to enter his rest.”
This is so good. How many people do you know who are always anxious, stressed out, nervous, uneasy, can’t sleep, worried, hypertensive, perhaps even conjuring up worst case scenarios happening to them in their lives (pessimistic)? Would you say they are living in God’s rest? No, they’re not.
Verse 19 above states unbelief was the reason the Israelites could not enter God’s rest. Wouldn’t you agree that it’s unbelief in people who are anxious and worried? Are you worried about what’s going on in the world? Has it got you scared? If you are then you have taken your eyes off of Jesus and God’s promises, and are not trusting God, which means you are in a state of ‘unbelief’. Better get your nose into your bible; perhaps Psalms 34, 23, and 91. Here are a couple more!
Deuteronomy 20:4 “4For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
Psalm 7:10 “10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.”
Philippians 4:13 “13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Ephesians 1:9-14 “9 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11 Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
12 God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13 And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14 The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”
So, let’s praise and glorify Him!