Master of the house
For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. Hebrews 3:4-6
God is the builder of everything. Since He is the builder of the house, He should be the Master of the house. Moses was used by God to convey His will to the Israelites through the giving of the law, but God is the lawgiver. From the text, the author argued for the superiority of Christ over Moses. “Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant… But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house.” Moses was willing to take on the task that was given to him by God and he did it faithfully. Moses was assigned to take care of God’s house as His servant. He served to lead all of Israel and was called to testify as to what will follow regarding God’s plan of deliverance. When the Lord Jesus Christ was here on earth, there were those who thought the He was a second Moses. But Jesus was far greater than Moses for He clearly revealed who God is. Jesus as the Son will receive far more glory than Moses. Jesus has absolute authority and is in charge of “God’s entire house.” Once we become one with Christ in His death and resurrection, God lives in us. “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). We become God’s house once we trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior. As God’s house, we are to endure in our commitment with courage and confident hope in Christ. When we came to Christ and had received the life He offers, we cannot return to our old ways where we rely on our own effort so we can have salvation. We need to hold fast to our commitment to Christ and prove the genuineness of our faith. Let our lives be an expression of our gratefulness; though we do not deserve it, He saved us from sin and the penalty of sin. “I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die” (Galatians 2:21).