Christ’s Superiority #2

The author of Hebrews continues his comparison of the old law and the new law with Christ’s superiority to Moses. “Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses” (Hebrews 3:1-2). The writer tells us that Moses was faithful in all his house, he was a servant in the house, and he was like this for a testimony of the things to come after him (Hebrews 3:5). Moses served God throughout his time, all the way to the entering in of the children of Israel into to the land of promise. He was a servant of God because all that he did was directly commanded to him to do from God Himself.

Christ is the Son over the house. Christ, in which all things were made and brought into being, reigns over the house, the church. After He died on the cross and was raised on the third day, God sat Him on His right hand, and put all things under His feet (Acts 2:33-35). He is the one that Moses looked forward to and He is the prophet that Moses prophesied of (Acts 3:20-22).

Next the author warns us: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12). God punished those in the Old Testament very harshly for the wrong doings. Many provoked God in the wilderness and because of that He swore to them that they would not enter into His rest. The wilderness was scattered with the dead bodies of all those that defied God’s commandments (Hebrews 3:16-19).

Today, “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it” (Heb. 4:1). They did not receive the Word of God, but today not only do we have the Gospel, but “the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:12-13). We can not hide anything from God and His word. Today we have just as much obligation to accept God’s word as they did in the past.

Jeremy Ferguson

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