House and Builder, Servant and Son

He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Now Moses was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken later; but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house–whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. – Hebrews 3:2-6

As we move forward in Chapter 3 of our wander through Hebrews, we come to the comparison of Jesus and Moses.

Moses holds a special place in the heart of God, and in the eyes of men.

We learn that he was the meekest man who ever lived. (We’ll talk about this in our study of the Beatitudes in the next week or so.)

(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) – Numbers 12:3 KJV

David speaks of Moses in his beautiful song about the mercies of the Lord,

He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. – Psalm 103:7

Moses even shows up to encourage, or be encouraged by, Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration.

And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. – Matthew 17:3

We find the greatest testament to Moses in this statement from Exodus:

Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent. – Exodus 33:11

He wrote more of our Bible than anyone, even Paul.

Meek as he was, he stood before Pharoh and made demands, he stood before millions and led the nation, he stood for God in defense of the people and required God to accompany His people through the wilderness.

He acted as prophet, priest, and king, to a rebellious nation. He was a shepherd and judge, teacher and lawgiver. He was a striking type of Christ in many ways.

God used Moses hands to do arguably the greatest miracle since the creation of the heavens and the earth, the opening of the Red Sea.

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. – Exodus 14:21-22 

I’m afraid we’ve turned this into a Sunday school story, or fairy tale, and forget that this REALY happened. No CGI. No special effects. Real water stacked on the left and right like walking down a New York City block with skyscrapers on each side.

What a guy! What a relationship with God!

…Faithful in all his house…

More later…

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