Jesus is Better

So today, someone stuck a funnel into my 8oz brain and poured a gallon of Hebrews in it. But man did it go down smooth.

Dr. Carson said that if he had to provide a summary statement for the whole book of Hebrews it would be this:

Jesus is better

Throughout the book, the author is comparing Jesus to different figures and systems from the Old Testament and showing Jesus to be greater. He’s better than the angels in chapter 1. He’s better than Joshua in chapter 4. He’s better than Abraham in chapter 6. He’s the better High Priest of a better covenant.

Chapter 3 begins with the author’s argument on why Jesus is better than Moses, here are verse 1-6:

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Here’s what I love about this passage:

Moses was faithful in God’s house as a servant, but Jesus is faithful over God’s house as a Son.

Those four words make such a difference. They communicate the eternity of Christ and the kingship of Christ. Jesus is now and will forever be the faithful royal ruler over the entire house of God as the Son who is equal with God and is God. And we, like Moses, are servants of that house, if we are faithful to the end.

Moses was a man just like us. He was simply faithful to the call of God. We can do the same. Christ has made a way for us to become part of the house He is building. Let us come to Him in faith and rest in Him, persevering to the end, that our faith might be realized in the eternal reward of life in the holy, righteous, and joy-filled presence of God.

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