What Does Hebrews 3:2 Mean?

He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.

Hebrews 3:2(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

As maturing believers, we are to contemplate Jesus, and consider what He has done for us. We, who have a heavenly calling, are exhorted to set our thoughts upon the Lord Jesus, because it is His name, His Person and His sacrificial work that we confess in our heart, and proclaim in our mouth, for the salvation of the soul.

Jesus is our great High Priest, and the one we acknowledge, by faith, as our God and Saviour, and we are to pay attention to His life and His behaviour - for He was faithful to His heavenly Father, Who appointed Him to be our Kinsman-Redeemer. We read: He was faithful to Him Who appointed Him, just as Moses also was faithful in all his house.

There are many Old Testament people, like God's servant Moses, who can be identified as 'types' of Christ, and Moses was one such prototype of the Lord Jesus, because he was faithful. In Numbers 12 we are informed.. Moses My servant, is faithful in all My household. And just as Moses faithfully built up the house of Israel, as instructed by the Lord.. so Christ is faithful to His heavenly calling, for He is building up His Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

Moses was entrusted with every aspect of God's calling on Israel. He brought them out of enslavement in Egypt and they were baptised into Moses - i.e. they were 'identified' with him, when they crossed the Red Sea. He was used, by God, to give Israel the Law.. and was entrusted with the building of the earthly Tabernacle. Through Moses were given the Feast of the Lord and the conditions for both blessings and cursings... and the Aaronic priesthood was also installed under his command. And Moses faithfully led the children of Israel through the wilderness for 40 years, with prayer and fasting and much heartache - for like Christ, Moses was also faithful in all his house.

Jesus is far superior to Moses, in every aspect of His person and work, for He is the eternal Son of the Most High God. But He was also entrusted with every aspect of the salvation and the calling of the Church of God. He brought every member of His body out of bondage to sin and each one is identified with His death and His resurrected life. He has been entrusted with the construction of the Church, which is being built-up of living stones, into God's heavenly Temple. And each member has been given the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the privileged position of being 'in Christ'. We have also been made kings and priests unto God - for we are a chosen race, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that we might display His glory, Who called us out of darkness into His glorious light.

Like Moses, Christ was faithful in all that God called Him to do... indeed, He is worthy of all honour and glory and worship and praise.. both in this life and in the ages to come. But God in His grace drew a beautiful comparison of Moses.. who was faithful to his calling, with that of the Lord Jesus Christ - for like Christ, Moses was also faithful in all his house.

May we, who are called by His name, be faithful to our calling - however great or menial our task may be.. for we are all members of Christ's body and each has been given a unique role, in the place where God has planted us, and in the work of the ministry to which we have each been called.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, Who is the great High Priest and the Apostle to Whom we confess. Thank You for His sinless life and sacrificial death on the cross. Thank You for the forgiveness of sins - and thank You that He rose again, so that we might rise into newness of life, by faith in Him. I pray that I may be faithful to the work that You have given me to do, and I pray that I may hear You say, well done, good and faithful servant, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

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