He has been entrusted with the construction of the Church, which is being built-up of living stones, into God's heavenly Temple. Hebrews 3:2, CSB: "He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was in all God's household." This should bless and encourage us to press on, even through times of difficulty and trial. Now, as Mediator, he had a trust reposed in him; as the persons California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. session at God's right hand, when he was made Lord and Christ. The verse reads, “He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house” (NASB). the apostle speaking of the divine nature of Christ, but of his It has been proclaimed to us, and to us is the announcement of the heavenly rest. But God in His grace drew a beautiful comparison of Moses.. who was faithful to his calling, with that of the Lord Jesus Christ - for like Christ, Moses was also faithful in all his house. There are several most suggestive associations. Firstly he gives the reason for what he now wants to put on the table: “Wherefore…” He could have … signifies, as it does, one that is trusted, or is fit to be In fact, "confidence" contains the thought of "glorying"; and this is indicated by the translation "in this confidence of glorying" ( 2 Corinthians 11:17 ). He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus is our great High Priest, and the one we acknowledge, by faith, as our God and Saviour, and we are to pay attention to His life and His behaviour - for He was faithful to His heavenly Father, Who appointed Him to be our Kinsman-Redeemer. We have seen a number of overt quotations in the book of Hebrews (I keep a catalog comparing them on the blog here—I’ll update it as I work throughout the book). Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8. Faith is associated with hope (Hebrews 11:1), with righteousness (Hebrews 11:4), with holiness (Hebrews 11:5), with diligence (Hebrews 11:7), with trial (Hebrews 11:17), and with conflict (Hebrews 11:32-37). Chapter Summary In Hebrews chapter 4, the author refines the theme of chapter 3. Stud. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than … He was used, by God, to give Israel the Law.. and was entrusted with the building of the earthly Tabernacle. He brought them out of enslavement in Egypt and they were baptised into Moses - i.e. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. worthy than the latter, as follows. Hebrews 1:1-4 introduces a contrast that is the central theme throughout Hebrews: the climactic revelation of God in Christ, surpassing every way that God spoke and worked prior to Christ’s coming. We, who have a heavenly calling, are exhorted to set our thoughts upon the Lord Jesus, because it is His name, His Person and His sacrificial work that we confess in our heart, and proclaim in our mouth, for the salvation of the soul. Owing to the hatred of the Jews towards the Christians, and the almost entire absence of public places of entertainment, hospitality towards fellow-Christians on their journeys became, for the Palestinians also, an urgent necessity. Exhortation to hospitality. ) and which seems not so much to intend the fidelity of Moses in Hebrews 3:1. Hebrews 13:2, ESV: "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Hebrews 3:4. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. he exceeded all other prophets; and so the faithfulness of Christ managing the affairs of God's house, as the largeness of the We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Comp. Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. whole house of Israel committed to his care and charge, in which New International Version. This announcement was made to the fathers, and signified to them the promise of the rest in Canaan. You need milk, not solid food! Hebrews chapter 3. Jesus Greater Than Moses - 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. Faithfulness is a quality to which we are all called – faithfulness in our earthly duties and faithfulness to our heavenly Father. happiness; and also the glory of God in their salvation: which While Hebrews as a whole is written to demonstrate Christ’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews … Hebrews 13:2. There are many Old Testament people, like God's servant Moses, who can be identified as 'types' of Christ, and Moses was one such prototype of the Lord Jesus, because he was faithful. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Exhortation to hospitality. All rights reserved. The reference is to what was said of Moses (Numbers 12:7), "My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house," and serves aptly to introduce the intended comparison of Christ with him. How shall we escape The righteous judgment of God, and eternal punishment: if we neglect so great salvation? 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