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More Faithful Than Moses

We need to stop turning back and continuing forward in our pursuit of Christ.


At the end of Hebrews 2, we are told that Jesus had to be made like us. He had to become one of us in order to redeem us. He had to be made like his brothers and the sisters in every respect in order that he might be our merciful and faithful high priest. To make propitiation, to make an atonement, to satisfy the wrath of God, the judgment of God on our sin. And because he did that, he so closely identified with us that he even faced temptation on our behalf, because he himself has suffered when tempted, he's able to help those who are being tempted.

Now, building on this great truth, that Jesus is our merciful and faithful high priest, that he's made propitiation for us, the writer of Hebrews admonishes these Hebrew believers in Chapter 3:1-4 saying,

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. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were being spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a Son. We are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Don’t Turn Back

Remember that the theme of the Book of Hebrews is to tell us to keep moving forward. Probably few, if any of us are Jewish believers, people who were once following Judaism and then came to Christ, there might be some in here. So, we don't have ...

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Hershael York is pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, as well as professor of Christian Preaching and dean of Southern Seminary's School of Theology in Louisville, Kentucky.

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