Jesus: Worthy Of More Glory Than Moses
“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and High Priest of our confession, who was faithful to Him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 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 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God). Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 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.”
The Jewish people held three men in their history – in very high esteem: Abraham, Moses and David. Moses delivered the nation from Egyptian bondage; he led them out of Egypt through the wilderness over near the promised land. But perhaps most important, the law God gave those people to live under, before Christ, was given through Moses. It was called THE LAW OF MOSES.
Christians who came out of Judaism were now being tempted to leave Christ and go back to the Law of Moses. When persecution came from their unbelieving Jewish relatives, it would be easy to leave Christ and go back to the ways of Judaism.
This passage was a simple message to the tempted Christians: DON’T DO THAT. Christ is “worthy of more glory than Moses.”
Whatever temptation you might face as a Christian today – there is no place you can go, away from Christ, that will be eternally safe. It may seem to be safe, in shielding you from persecution. But when you leave Christ – you leave the hope of being eternally safe. 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.”