Hebrews 3

Jesus was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was in all God’s household. For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder has more honor than the house. Now every house is built by someone, but the One who built everything is God. Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s household, as a testimony to what would be said in the future. But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household. And we are that household if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope. Hebrews 3:2-6

The early Jewish-Christian revered Moses as a hero, if not the hero of their faith which allowed this author to reference Moses with confidence trusting the reader would understand just how much Moses stewarded for God’s household (ie: he led the newly freed Hebrews out of Egypt, oversaw the establishment of the tabernacle, delivered the law and oversaw it), in which case the Builder (God) is greater than the house (Moses – which is what God built with, and through).

By faith, after Moses was born, he was hidden by his parents for three months, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they didn’t fear the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter 25 and chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the short-lived pleasure of sin. For he considered the disgrace because of Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, since his attention was on the reward.

By faith he left Egypt behind, not being afraid of the king’s anger, for Moses persevered as one who sees Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:23-27

Here we learn that Moses chose to suffer and considered the disgrace for Christ to be of greater value than the wealth of Egypt – which was vast! He knew that his reward was awaiting him after his perseverance and hardship here on earth (which was also vast) for the reward that awaited in the unseen places! Moses gave up everything that this life had to offer. And by our earthly standards, it was a lot to relinquish! As a youth he was raised as royalty by Pharoah and could have kept the riches of this life, but it would have been in exchange for the treasures in Heaven and the denial if the One true Lord and ultimately the Messiah.

Do you believe that the Builder is greater than the house?

Do you believe that it is the Great Architect who assigns and establishes everything in your life, both the good or the bad? If you do, then do you give God the glory for everything? Yes, every single thing! After all, the One who built everything is God. Hebrews 3:4

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God tells us that:

A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. John 3:27

For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45       

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:17

If you cannot receive anything unless God gives it to you from Heaven, and if is God that decides who gets the sun and the rain – regardless of being deserving of it, and if every single good thing comes from the Father, then how can you take any credit at all for any single thing in your life? Isn’t it the Builder and Architect that chose to gift you with the ability, aptitude, finances, and gifts to achieve any and all aspects of your life? Isn’t it God who chose you. He chose you to be born into the home and to the parents that He chose and in the timeframe He chose.

In what areas of your life do you need to align your gratitude and posture your heart for full and complete glory to God for everything in your life – even the air you breath, and your ability to inhale and exhale, see and hear?

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