Nothing but murmuring and griping for forty years. as a son over his own house--rather, "over His (GOD'S, … Yes, sin deceives. Moses had been hearing this stuff for forty years, and he had had it. Did I tell you to strike the rock?" They came to Kadesh-Barnea in the beginning. Therefore: From the previous chapter, we are left with the picture of Jesus as our heavenly High Priest. What does Hebrews 3:7 mean? [5] Clarence S. Roddy, The Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1962), p. 41. Keith Simons. It is all pointing to Jesus. I"m compassionate. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company), p. 41. Christ Superior to Moses. "Is not my word like a fire, saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock into pieces?" [11] Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Biblical Illustrator (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1967), p. 264. So he who has built the house is greater than the house itself. I"m cognizant of their need. ); and the apostle John saw an angel "having the seal of the living God" (Revelation 7:2). This designation of Moses as a servant is founded on the word of God himself (Numbers 12:7); and this entitled the author of Hebrews to conclude that Moses was not the great lawgiver through any power and ability of himself alone, but that it was his capacity as God's representative and as a vessel for the conveyance of God's message that his noble work was achieved. ", "These things were all a shadow of things to come. We can"t take the land. Hebrews 3:19. Christ is to be considered as the Apostle of our profession, the Messenger sent by God to men, the great Revealer of that faith which we profess to hold, and of that hope which we profess to have... View the entire commentary They should have the grace to accept the sentiments of an old motto once said to be over the gates of the University of Glasgow; "What do they say? … We are told in the New Testament that the church is the building of God. There was a danger and it was happening that some of the Jews who had come out of Judaism and all of its traditions, they were beginning to slip back into Judaism, going back to the traditions. He said, "All right, because you"re not trusting in Me, you say that you"re afraid if you go in there your children will all be killed, I"ll tell you what. And with whom was he displeased forty years? Moses appeared with Christ on the mount of transfiguration but was caught away, so that people saw "Jesus only" (Matthew 17:8). Just an awesome reality how God loves to dwell among His people. Any end whatsoever! To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "holy brethren and partakers of the heavenly calling. The inauguration of the Law of Moses and that of Christ had this in common: that three thousand souls were involved in each case, three thousand being lost at Sinai, three thousand being saved at Pentecost (Exodus 32:38; Acts 2:38ff). It was long centuries after God had built or established that house in which Moses served, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem; and the identification of Jesus in this verse as the builder of that house places him upon an equality with God. The word is always used in the plural, and we should note that we never hear of “Saint So-and-So.” 1 All God’s true people are called saints or … Hebrews 3 – Jesus …is more worthy of glory than Moses.. Background/Context • In chapter 2 : 5-18, the writer demonstrated that Christ was superior to the angels insofar as he had, on our behalf, consented to partake of our humanity, to come to earth and share our lives in every way, to become our brother, and, then, as a man, to suffer and die in our place to secure our peace with God.1 The Psalm is divided into two parts, the first (Psalms 95:1-7) being a warning against the disobedience; and it is the second portion of the Psalm which the author quoted. Both were rejected. How many families must there be where there is no daily exhortation to faithfulness in Christ! Who cares?" So we are needing to take heed that we not depart from the living God. The one who builds the house is greater than the house itself. Even in such a state, one may, if he will permit it, be softened and healed by the word of God. "What did I tell you?" An additional implication in the meaning of the word "apostle" is that the person sending is greater in dignity than the one sent; and to make clear just what is meant by its reference to Jesus, the author of Hebrews uses the term "Jesus," that being the usual scriptural word where the human nature of our Lord is meant. On the other hand, it must be aided by and controlled by the attitude of the believer himself, who has the power to further and strengthen his own faith by a constant, bold, and optimistic proclamation of it. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. A more detailed study of Moses the type and Jesus the antitype reveals both the similarities and the contrasts. The Jewish system, no less than the Christian, was divine in its origin; and many New Testament passages emphasize the connection of Old Testament references with that new Israel which supplanted the old (1 Corinthians 10:6,11; Romans 15:4; John 5:39; Acts 17:2,3). Moses was prophet, mediator, and king (in a sense); but the office of high priest pertained only to Aaron. Those who believe and obey Christ partake of his righteousness, by imputation; receive the judicial discharge from their sins, by means of his sacrifice; and look forward to entering heaven itself by having become members of his spiritual body the church. I didn"t produce all these people and I"m sick of trying to carry them." They have not entered into the rest. The word wherefore immediately leads us back to that which is immediately preceding, and that is the declaration of the superiority of Jesus over the angels. Westcott said, "It is used by the Greek writers for firmness under torture; and generally for courageous firmness of character."[13]. The Christian Hebrews reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel. Now it is interesting that the figure of the house is used for the congregation of the people of God. Christ was all that Moses was, and more; he was also High Priest. "Yes. This concept pervades the whole book of Hebrews and makes even the most sacred things on earth the mere copies of things in heaven. Christ was rejected and crucified. He was a servant and he declared unto us the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, the worship, the ordinances, which were all a shadow of Jesus Christ. It promises liberty, but binds the sinner with the most disgusting chains of slavery. Jesus, the Son, ruling over the house, the builder of the house. Moses, you misrepresented Me. But exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called Today; lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. But Christ--was and is faithful ( Hebrews 3:2 ). "THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS" Chapter Three Having demonstrated Jesus' superiority to prophets and angels, the author now compares Jesus to Moses (1-6). In their birth, both became sons of virgin princesses, Moses through adoption by Pharaoh's daughter, Christ by means of the incarnation, and his birth by miracle, of the virgin Mary. The "generation" mentioned in Hebrews 3:10 is that of the Israelites who provoked God and were prohibited from entering the promised land. The common versions are therefore correct. In other words, God established His house, the spiritual house, through Moses. I wonder who drew up the designs. People may go a little at a time, further and further into sin, until finally they become hardened and confirmed in their rebellion against God. He built God’s house just as he was commanded to do. Thus the warning in this place is dramatically intensified by an appeal to the historic disaster that prevented a whole generation from entering Canaan. was it not with them that sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? Partakers of a heavenly calling is a reference to the universal and eternal dimensions of the Christian vocation, which is a heaven-centered faith, its emphasis being emphatically upon the things in heaven, rather than upon the things of earth. 18, p. 885. When Solomon built the temple, he called it the house of the Lord. Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, a. You represented Me as being angry and upset. They don"t really enjoy the walk with the Lord as they should be enjoying it. Perhaps the words "to the end" are unspecific on purpose in order to cover a range of meanings such as: (1) the end of a particular period of temptation; (2) the end of life; (3) the end of the world; and (4) perhaps even "the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls" (1 Peter 1:9). Hebrews 3 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible . Far more dreadful, therefore, was the danger threatening the Hebrew Christians who, if they fell away, stood to suffer the loss of even "all spiritual blessings" that are in Christ. If we hold fast our boldness emphasizes the necessity of perseverance in the Christian life, if one is to win the crown. Unbelief is indeed a sin, damning and destructive enough; but it is followed by overt and willful actions against the laws of God, such actions being of themselves fatal to the receiving of God's approval, no matter if founded in unbelief, as Israel's were, or not. Both were Israelites, it being specifically prophesied that the Messiah would be raised up from amidst "the brethren" (Deuteronomy 18:15). In looking over the whole story of the sins of the Israelites, and of God’s dealings with them, one would be apt to fix upon some other causes of their exclusion from Canaan, as the Jews, their posterity, do at this day. [15] H. B. Moffatt, The Biblical Illustrator (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1967), p. 287. The hardening of the heart through sin's deceit is a danger enhanced by the fact that "The heart is deceitful above all things" (Jeremiah 17:9). For every house is builded by some man ( Hebrews 3:4 ); That is the idea of the effect and a cause. Christ's representation here as High Priest is a part of the argument for his superiority over Moses, who was not a high priest. The real substance is Jesus. Shall we turn in our Bibles now to Hebrews the third chapter. I, p. 245. How He Refused Them Admission to the Rest. Moses a Servant in the House; Christ the Son. The Book of Hebrews makes a great thing of obedience, affirming that even Christ was made perfect by it (Hebrews 5:8,9) and that the salvation he authored is "unto all them that obey him"; and also marking especially the obedience of so illustrious a person as Abraham (Hebrews 11:8). Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of … While it is said, Today if ye shall hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. They sent spies into the land, of which ten came back with an evil report bringing fear into the hearts of the people, which ultimated in unbelief. Indeed, if there is no such thing as the possibility that a true child of God might fall away and be lost, how could the author of this epistle have introduced such a subject, and how could he have warned them to "take heed" against a non-existent danger? The real substance is Jesus." People who have accepted the truth and are actually in the faith of Christ, if they do not live up to the moral requirements of that faith, become alienated from it, grow to despise and hate it, and at last find themselves in rebellion against God. This passage shows that the exclusion of Israel grew out of moral necessity, their unbelief having betrayed them into outright rebellion against God. Moses gave bread from heaven to sustain physical life, Christ bread from heaven that gives and sustains eternal life. Things just don"t happen that way, unless they"re man according to the evolutionary theory. (2) They exaggerated the dangers that confronted them, saying, "The land eateth up the inhabitants thereof" (Numbers 13:32). Rather, here is a reference to the spiritual and eternal inheritance of Christians, as contrasted with the mortal and earthly goals of Judaism. The offering for sin and all, they are all pointing to Jesus. In particular, the fact that Jesus Christ is fully human is what allows Him to be our ultimate example, High Priest, and the "Captain" of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10). Always when we get our eyes off the Lord and onto the enemy, terror fills our heart, and unbelief. This idea of the house of God being the church, God"s people, where God dwells. See more on this under Hebrews 11:6. (1-6) The Hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. He is deserving of more honor and glory. The superior worth and dignity of Christ above Moses is shown. Our confession is not reference to some formal subscription to any such thing as a creed but is used here to mean the holy religion of Christ. Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. Wherefore, holy brethren ( Hebrews 3:1 ). (See under Hebrews 3:8). Hebrews, p. 88. We can"t do it. [6] W. H. Griffith Thomas, Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. Hebrews 3 – Jesus, Superior to Moses A. The heavenly nature of this calling is not seen merely in the fact that it came from heaven, for the Jewish system did also. You"d say, "You"re crazy, man." (7) There is no better time than NOW to do the Father's will. [1] Thomas David Parks, The Evidence of God in an Expanding Universe (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1958), p. 74. Regarding the possibility of apostasy so forcibly mentioned here, it should be noted that the Bible nowhere authorizes any confidence to the contrary. The same sunshine melts butter and hardens concrete; and the same gospel saves some and destroys others (2 Corinthians 2:12). Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus ( Hebrews 3:1 ); Here we are called upon to consider Jesus, and that"s what the book of Hebrews, really, is all about. The first miracle of each had a startling resemblance. Moses did not merely deliver the Judaic system of religion; but, in the sense that the flower is contained in the bud, he delivered the Christian system also, identified in this verse as "those things afterward to be spoken." Regarding the word "confidence," its rather broad meaning accentuates the unity of this verse with the statement in Hebrews 3:6, "glorying of our hope." We can"t do it. 1. Now he is going to declare we have a high priest, and in time he is going to show the superiority of our High Priest over the priests who are after the order of Levi. and he who built all things is God. "Oh, please!" They came to the wilderness to the area of Meribah and they cried unto Moses and said, "You"ve brought us out here to die. Right out of the earth here this thing is; beautiful dormers and stainglasses and the whole thing, just marvelous." The surpassing dignity of the Son of God in his Divine person, and in his creating and mediatorial work. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. They did not believe God was able to bring them into the land. These words take up and illustrate the lesson of Psalms 95 which had just been quoted at length. Many times we find that it is our unbelief that keeps us from entering into that full rich life that God would have us to experience and to enjoy. nay, did not all they that came out of Egypt by Moses? Reiterating the supremacy of Christ, the author, on the basis of a bold deduction, names Christians themselves as components of God's house, "whose house we are"! And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to … We have no water. (3) Still others have accepted a notion that it is impolite to speak of Christ, or faith, or religion; and, although it is possible that there are occasions or circumstances in which true politeness might omit the type of exhortation commanded here, yet this commandment is directed squarely at members of the family of God, Christians, and is applicable to all of them in the every day associations of life, like those in the family, in business, and in recreation. The old Israel is no more. And I said, They have not known my ways, so I swore in my wrath, "They shall not enter into my rest."". ", So they never entered into God"s rest. Five definite facts emerge from this verse: (1) that it is possible for Christians to fall away from the living God; (2) that such a disaster is due to an unbelieving heart; (3) that an unbelieving heart is evil (not merely `smart'); (4) that God is not a mere influence but a living person; and (5) that there are adequate grounds upon which a Christian may avoid falling away. The question rises as to how their defection was applicable to the situation confronting the Christians to whom Hebrews was addressed. While it is said, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. So there is the prophetic aspect to the writings of Moses that were fulfilled in Jesus. "No." Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. "Consider now the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, the Messiah Jesus.". Unbelief does not exist apart from antecedent evil in people's hearts. We"re going to perish. Moses couldn"t bring them into God"s rest, and so he quotes from this Psalm. Jesus, our chief priest. "If we hold our confidence steadfast to the end.". Since this is a quotation from Psalms 95:7, it is possible the author means, "As long as the Bible says Today." Moses delivered from physical bondage, Christ from the spiritual bondage of sin. When unbelieving partners are linked with Christians, the daily exhortations are infinitely more difficult, if not impossible; and the loss of the spiritual benefit that would normally accrue from them is tragic, first in the life of the Christian partner, and secondly in the lives of the children. (Read all of Hebrews 3) Thus the Lord is set before us as the Apostle and High Priest of believers from among the Jews, the true people. Instead of glorying in their faith and exhorting one another daily to maintain it, they permitted themselves to drift away from it, until in an evil hour they found themselves in a state of rebellion against God. Resources » Commentaries » Hebrews » Chapter 3 » exegesis. No wonder children grow up asking in their hearts, "Do they really believe it?" For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. ", "You"ve brought us out here to die. "[7], Forty years, as mentioned in Hebrews 3:9 and Hebrews 3:17, would seem to be a delicate hint of the fact that when this author wrote, just about the same length of time, that is, forty years, had passed since the resurrection of Christ, and suggesting that the ancient defection of that generation of Israelites might be typical of what was threatening among the generation addressed in Hebrews. Both Moses and Jesus were faithful to deliver God's message to people, each in his own way, and each in his own capacity. The Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. It is strongly to be feared that it is forsaken. [14] The exception was so small that the names of only two have come down through history as repudiating the majority. We are of the household of faith. Moses was sinful, Christ is sinless (Deuteronomy 32:51,52; Hebrews 4:15). There are many people who have peace with God because they have been delivered from the power of sin from darkness into the kingdom of light, but they don"t have the peace of God. They need water and I know that. As Paul wrote in Colossians, "These things were all a shadow of things to come. They would not enter His rest: 11 times in Hebrews chapters 3 and 4, Hebrews speaks of entering rest. Chapter Contents. 1, 2. Both wrought many miracles, signs and wonders. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has builded the house has more honor than the house ( Hebrews 3:2-3 ). (Hebrews 3:1). Both offered themselves to die for Israel (Exodus 32:32; John 10:17). (4) God has commanded obedience NOW. One of the great heresies of the Reformation appeared in the doctrine of salvation by "faith alone" and the attendant notion that the only sin, actually, is unbelief. I believe it is Paul. Every house is built by some man. Consider is a common word in English, but it has a rich etymological significance, being formed from two Latin words, "con" (with) plus "sideris" (stars or constellation), thus having a literal meaning related to observing the stars. If you go back in the law, if you go back in the sacrifices, if you go back in the ordinances and in those things, you will find that Jesus is behind it all. Strangely enough, both of these directives lean heavily toward self-help! Bruce wrote: Bruce might have meant by that comment that a failure to continue means there was no reality to begin with, such being the thesis of Calvinism; but continuity must be viewed as a divinely imposed condition of salvation, upon the fulfillment of which destiny depends. That is significant in that Moses being representative of the law through history, it is interesting to observe the fact that the law, or the works of the law, can never bring you into the place of rest in the Lord. Here are his words: The interrelation between design and the Designer is a fact observable alike by a little child or the wisest man who ever lived. The issue isn"t the deliverance from sin, the issue is the entering into the fullness that God has for you. You know, we had an earthquake and the earth was shaking and all, and pop. The overwhelming power of the admonition delivered by the Holy Spirit in this paragraph is seen in the rules, or techniques laid down, by which a truly successful Christian life may be achieved and strengthened. He went in before God and said, "God, I"ve had it. Both were transfigured, Moses on Sinai (Exodus 34:29,30), Jesus on Mount Hermon (Matthew 17:2). [13] Brooke Foss Westcott, op. He was sick of their murmuring and so he went out and said, "You bunch of hypocrites, always murmuring and complaining. Note the attribution of this Psalm of the Holy Spirit. That rest will be deeply detailed in the next chapter. (1) They had a morbid fear of hunger and other looming dangers. People of the present day are confronted with exactly the same danger. ", "I know that the heaven of heavens cannot contain you, how much less this house that we have built. They"re not my children. They were saying, "We can"t do it. One steals who presumes upon tomorrow; tomorrow belongs to God; "Behold now is the acceptable time; behold now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:2). The union of Christ and his members provides the entire foundation of their hope. "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Psalms 19:1). Moses was only a man; Christ was and is both God and man. "Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world" ( 1 John 4:4 ). People's hearts are hardened by continuing in sin, procrastination, and by the gradual atrophy of spiritual perception brought on by the practice of disobedience. But God said, "Moses, come here, son. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … The people provoked God earlier in their history, then they came to Kadesh-Barnea. So he was a faithful servant as he testified of those things which were to be spoken after. Oh, that we would recognize the presence of God as He comes to dwell among His people. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of … Nowhere else in scripture is the title of "Apostle" applied to Christ, but it certainly fits the office of our Lord as the official messenger from heaven, since the primary meaning of the word is "one sent or commissioned for some important communication"; and although the word "apostle" is not in other places used of Christ, the meaning of it surely is. For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house hath more honor than the house. Wherefore as the Holy Spirit saith, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of the temptation in the wilderness: when your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works for forty years. (See under Hebrews 1:8). Throughout this passage (Hebrews 3:2; Hebrews 3:5-6) “His house” must be taken in the sense of the quotation, as the house of God.Whereas Moses was faithful as a servant in this house of God, Christ was faithful as a son set over His Father’s house. Why do not Christians exhort one another daily, as commanded? Why those long weeks of deathly silence, wherein even some parents speak no loving words of exhortation? Also, in contrast, the Hebrew Christians, by their apostasy, would incur an even more terrible penalty in that they stood to forfeit heaven itself. He took his rod and he smote the rock. Thus the persons so strongly commanded in this place to "exhort" and the persons to be exhorted can be none other than the Christian membership itself, and that as manifested in their most intimate personal relationships, such as families, congregations, fellow-workers, and close associates of every kind. c. (7-13) And of necessity of faith in Christ, and of stedfastly following him. We would have been better to have stayed in Egypt. Is this commandment heeded today? While it is said, Today means persevere as long as life lasts, or as long as there is any today. Let people overcome their timidity and exhort their fellow-workers. The author pointedly reminds his readers that the wilderness failure of Israel was on a national scale, supported by the overwhelming majority, and popularly led and advocated by the great princes of Israel (Numbers 13:3-16). In Hebrews 2:17, Jesus had already been mentioned as a merciful and faithful high priest, and it is his "faithfulness" that needed stress here. But here, the key to entering rest is revealed: belief. And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, as a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken. Moses, you are my representative to those people. The consequences of failure are so supremely tragic, and the tendency to procrastination so universal, that action is demanded now, today. Actually, three times within the text. They"d come out of the bondage of Egypt. (1) People have waited long enough already. [4] F. F. Bruce, The Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. But for the time being in chapter three, he is going to show us the superiority of Jesus over Moses through whom the priesthood was established. It"s the only reason I"ve been hanging around." By your obedience to the law, by your keeping the law, it will never bring you into rest. They would not enter His rest: 11 times in Hebrews chapters 3 and 4, the Book of Hebrews speaks of entering rest. (3) They failed to manifest that essential self-respect which is an ingredient of all success, saying, "We were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight" (Numbers 13:33). (4) Broken or mixed families, in a religious sense, are another deterrent. They do always err in their hearts; but they did not know my ways. The Jews said to Moses, "Who made thee a ruler and judge over us" (Exodus 2:14). Moses was faithful as a servant, Christ as a Son, over God's house. And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief. "[11] The deceit of sin and also the deceit of the heart combine to visit ruin in people's lives. He laid the foundations of it, even before the world was (1 Corinthians 2:7), provided the blue prints of it in the dispensation of Moses, and extended it upward and outward to include all the families of man in the church of Christ; and, finally, he shall present all to himself in that glorious fulfillment of the everlasting kingdom at the last day (2 Peter 1:11). The tenderness of the author appears in his use of "haply." It is an eleven-day journey from Mount Horeb to Kadesh-Barnea the scripture says, but it took them forty years. The thought expressed is a teleological thunderbolt; it is the ancient and indestructible argument from design, bluntly and unequivocally stated, first in the truism that every house has a builder, and secondly in the deduction that the far greater house of the whole universe likewise has its builder who can be none other than God. Both accomplished their missions. That lost generation of the Israelites suffered incredible hardships in the wilderness, being subject to the incursions of armed enemies, enduring hunger and thirst and wretchedness, being exposed to the sickening agonies inflicted by poisonous serpents, finding no certain habitation, marching every day of their lives in step with frustration, disease and death. HEBREWS. Furthermore, Moses delivered the Christian system embryonically, as well as the Judaic. It promises joy, but delivers wretchedness, shame, misery, and remorse. This basic unity of God's heavenly establishment, changed though the covenant was, is attested by the deliberate judgment of mankind in binding both the Old and New Testaments into a single volume to form the Bible. And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that were disobedient? (Jeremiah 23:29). Moses labored in a house he did not build, Christ in the house he built, his own house. View Hebrews . This is going to be the longest funeral procession in history. Both made a marriage with the Gentiles, Moses literally, Christ in a figure, the Gentiles becoming a part of his bride (Numbers 12:1; Ephesians 5:25ff). It promises knowledge, as in the case of Adam and Eve, but provides with that knowledge a devastating sense of shame, guilt, and bitterness. Again, our problem is our looking at our own resources and looking at the power of the enemy. 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