Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
There is no substitute for faithfulness to the Lord. In verse 2 we see that Jesus Christ was faithful to His Father. He was not created. He was appointed to be the Saviour of mankind. That appointment was made in eternity past. That has always been part of Who Jesus Christ is. Jesus Christ came to this earth to save sinners.
God chose to use Moses as an example of a man who was also faithful in all his house. Moses was chosen by God to be the human leader of the nation of Israel. Israel was in bondage at the time. God had brought them into the land of Egypt during the time of a severe famine. God blessed them in that land. Joseph was elevated to second in command in that nation. He was given the liberty to look after his ailing father and his brethren. The Bible tells us that the Pharaoh that rose up after the death of Joseph and that generation, forgot about Joseph and all the good he had done for the nation. He looked at the people of Israel as a threat to his country. He was wrong, but that was his position. It seems his counsellors were just a bunch of yes men who went along with whatever he decided. You would think that one of them would have remembered the history of the nation of Israel. However, God had a purpose in all of this.
We see this same problem in our country today. We have a Prime Minister who is not that popular. He has some very wicked plans. There is no one in his party, in fact there is no one in Parliament that is opposing him. They all have shut down their consciences and blindly accept what is happening. We are supposed to have some opposition parties, but that is just a title they have. There is very little they oppose, except when it comes to truth. That they oppose.
In our text, at the right time, God chose Moses to lead the nation out of the bondage they faced in Egypt. Moses was born as a Jew. He was part of the Jewish nation. God called that nation a house in our text. Moses was reluctant to take that role of leader, but he was eventually convinced to obey God. He stood before Pharaoh on 10 occasions and warned him and also enacted the plagues that God told him to bring upon the nation. All of that was done under God’s direction and His power. Moses had no power of his own. Moses eventually led the nation of Israel out of Egypt and into the wilderness, on their way to the land of Canaan. Moses faced many challenges from within the nation of Israel. He defended them before God, even though he knew God was justified in wiping them out. We know that Moses was not without sin, but God tells us that he was faithful in all his house. He was unique among the entire nation of Israel. He took the abuse of the people and continued to point them to the true God.
In our text, God says Jesus Christ was faithful to God as Moses was faithful in all his house. There is quite a difference here. Moses was faithful in all his house. Jesus Christ was faithful to God. Jesus Christ never did anything contrary to the will of God.
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
That same statement cannot be made of Moses, nor of any man. However, Jesus Christ could make that statement because it was true of Him.
In verse 3 God makes it clear that there was a big difference between Jesus and Moses. Jesus was counted worthy of more glory than Moses. Jesus Christ is the builder of the house. Moses was part of the house. That is what we see in verse 2. Moses was faithful in all his house. He was a part of the nation of Israel. Jesus Christ was and is the second person of the Godhead. He took upon Himself the form of a man, even as a servant obedient unto death. However, He was more than just a man. He was and is the eternal Son of God.
Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things. He was involved in choosing Abraham to be the “father” of the nation of Israel. He was involved in developing that nation and blessing that nation. Israel is unique among the nations of the world. It has a history dating back several thousand years. No other nation can claim that.
In verse 4 we see that every house is built by some man. Some builders are better than others. Some are much more concerned about accuracy in their cuts and measurements. Those builders get a reputation for their good work and they are in demand. However, regardless of how careful a builder is, there will be mistakes made. That is just how it is with us as people.
However, God is the One Who gives the builder the ability to learn the skills that he applies to his work. There are those who want to brag about how good they are. If God did not give them their abilities, they would be nothing.
It is a shame to see how ungodly people are so intent on destroying the work of God in humanity. So many children are being damaged in this generation by vaccines that are greatly flawed. It is not just the shots being used for this virus. Long before these shots were developed, there were major problems with other vaccines that came to be accepted by most parents. We trusted the doctors to do what was good for us and for our children. We also did not think very much about the way God made us. Autism is one example of something that is all too common these days. It has been proven to be caused by the ingredients in some of the vaccines. Not every child is autistic, but too many are. Children are being damaged by humans and they will never reach their potential that God designed for them. God is allowing these things to happen because society has rejected Him. Society has determined that God is dead. Evolution is the religion of the world. Humanism is part of that religion. Man is the highest authority. Of course certain people are of greater importance than others and the rest of society needs to accept that and be thankful for the few “elitists” who after all “have our best interests in mind.”
Most have failed to accept the fact that God has the best interest of man in mind. Godly people have the best interest of man in mind. They do not serve themselves. They are not looking to get rich or famous. They have been saved by God and the love of God in them motivates them to seek to help others to know His goodness.
The Psalmist tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Our bodies have mechanisms in them that are put there by God to help fight off and fight against disease. That does not mean we will never be sick if we live right. It means that there are many things that can be avoided by proper diet and also by walking in the fear of God. Godly people can and do die of cancer or of pneumonia or strokes or heart attacks, etc. There are causes of death that we bring upon ourselves due to the rejection of God. Uncontrolled anger is one example of something that can have very detrimental effects on a person’s health.
We need God to take control of our lives. When we refuse to let Him do that, we suffer. He does not suffer, we do. He is the Creator of man and even after the fall, He knows how to bless man in a way that man can never do on his own.
As we continue our study here, we will see further how important it is to know the Lord and let Him build our lives for His glory.