2He [Jesus] 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. Hebrews 3:2-6
The Lord revealed to us in our last post that both Jesus and Moses were faithful in their appointments from the Father. We saw that Moses, while not perfect in his service, God considered him faithful, “Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 12 For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.” Deuteronomy 34:10-12
There can be doubt about Moses’ faithfulness to God and His people and there is no doubt about Jesus’ faithfulness. The Gospel of John gives us verse upon verse as evidence of Jesus faithfulness to His appointment from the Father:
For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. John 6:38
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. John 5:19-20
Whoever speaks on their own does so to gain personal glory, but he who seeks the glory of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. John 7:18
The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” John 8:29
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 9:4
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 (okay, not John but had to add this one 🙂
I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4
We come to Hebrews 3:3 and God speaks again to say that even with Moses’ awesome deeds, there is One who is Greater, One who is Supreme, One who is Sufficient, One who is Superior – His Name is Jesus! 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.
Verse 4 is a shout now! “For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Jesus is Greater because in actuality He is the Builder! “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” John 1:1-4
“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future (verse 5). Moses ministered to the people of God in the Old Testament under the old covenant. He was a servant, steward who spoke of things to come. Jesus ministered to the people of God, the Suffering Servant Who fulfilled the things that Moses gave witness. Jesus is the Son over God’s House, The Way, The Truth, The Life, The Light, The Apostle, The High Priest, The Sacrificial Lamb, The Atonement, The Savior of the world!
Surely, we must bow before The Greater One, The Superior One, The Supreme One, The Sufficient One – Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!