Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hebrews 3:1-6

1 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. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God's house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 "Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house," bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God's house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Questions to consider:
  • How does this passage build on what the readers know of Judaism?
  • Which characteristic of Christ as high priest is most prominently set out in these verses?
  • How is Moses a good example of this characteristic?
  • In what areas of your life do your actions reveal a low view of Jesus? What specific steps can you take today to right these actions?

Possibilities for prayer:

While the idea of being God’s house is a pretty intense one, it seems important to note that the builder of the house is more important than the house itself. I suppose in this situation it’s easy to see that as true--my guess is that most of us would not be likely to argue that we are of greater importance than God. Nonetheless, today let’s ask that we would be excellent pieces of God’s house, and bring him honor, as the builder.