5/24/22

Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 3:1-6.

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. 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.

This passage calls us to “think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest”. It speaks of those who were faithful servants in God’s house, but reminds us that none compare to Jesus, who was part of creating all that is. We need to be aware of our responsibility, but also our debt to Christ for coming to save us.

We have been blessed to be God’s messengers as Jesus was, carrying on His ministry and sharing His love everywhere. Our work in the world can make a difference in the lives of others, bringing them to Him that all may be saved. It is a commitment we each must make for ourselves but we don’t undertake the work alone.

God calls us all as part of His plan but it is an individual choice. He wants us to return to Him in faith and love because we want to, not under threat. Look to Him today and choose to be a messenger of the Gospel.

Loving Lord, we know You love us and want us as part of all You are doing. Help us to be strong in our faith and go to make disciples everywhere. Amen. 

Published by Pastor Doug

Retired pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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