Who's in charge

And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest. For he was faithful to God, who appointed him, just as Moses served faithfully when he was entrusted with God’s entire house. But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Hebrews 3:1-4

From the text, the author of the book of Hebrews provided some reasons why Moses was so prominent in the Jewish history. God chose Moses for a specific task. From his birth to adulthood, God’s hand was upon him. He was brought into the palace by the pharaoh’s daughter and had a royal upbringing. He was used by God to deliver the Israelites from the bondage of slavery under the Egyptians. God displayed His unparalleled power through Moses to accomplish God’s purpose. He became God’s spokesman telling the Israelites how they should their lives as they start anew while in the wilderness. God gave His commandments to the Israelites through Moses. Moses was led by God to write the story about His workings in the life of Israel through the first five books of the Bible. In all these things that God accomplished through Moses, he remained humble. “Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth” (Numbers 12:3). Moses was highly regarded by the Israelites. “Whenever Moses went out to the Tent of Meeting, all the people would get up and stand in the entrances of their own tents. They would all watch Moses until he disappeared inside” (Exodus 33:8). Despite the fact that Moses was revered by the Israelites, Jesus Christ must still have the preeminence. He must be the one who should be looked up to for He alone must be in-charge. Jesus must have superiority over Moses. Jesus is the one to whom man can come to God and God to man. As the author of Hebrews says, “For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God” (Hebrews 3:4). Understanding this truth, we must therefore “think carefully about this Jesus.” Our mind should be fixed diligently to Christ. Fixing one’s mind to Jesus means that we will desire to have our lives be an expression of His constant presence. “The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple” (Psalm 27:4). Paul provided an example how he fixed his mind to his desire to know Jesus more. “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death” (Philippians 3:10).

Blessings,


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