Christ is Faithful as a Son Over God’s House (Hebrews 3:5-6)
“Moses was faithful as a servant in all God's house, testifying to what would be said in the future. But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast” (Hebrews 3:5-6)
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Christ ushered in the New Covenant of grace, which comes to us by faith alone. Faith placed in what Jesus did to fulfill the Law of Moses. He obtained the righteousness that the Law could never give mankind. And now anyone who trusts in Jesus to save them is freely offered this rightness in place of the guilt and shame which plagued mankind because of sin. Romans makes this very clear, “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:21-24).
Through faith in Christ we gain the full revelation of what Moses spoke about. He showed us the righteousness of the Law, Jesus is the one who provided that righteousness for us, so the Law could be fulfilled in our hearts. Paul said in II Corinthians, “God made him who had no sin to be sinfor us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (II Corinthians 5:17-21). Now that we have obtained this we become partakers in God’s House where Jesus resides as the faithful Son over it.
Jesus has proven Himself trustworthy as overseer of the New Covenant God made with mankind. But He is not just a servant of this promise; He is the master and guarantor of the Covenant. It is ratified by His precious blood. Therefore the members of God’s house, everyone who puts their entire trust in Jesus, can rejoice and hold fast to this promise of grace. We can experience confidence before God because of the hope we place in Christ. Since He was faithful to God when He entered humanity to redeem us, He will be faithful to us and every promise that has been made.
What Moses saw and spoke about is fulfilled in Christ. As long as the Son resides over God’s Covenant we rest securely in this promise. We have hope for every situation in life. We know Jesus is our advocate to sympathize and help in every situation. We also know the glory to which we are called and look forward in anticipation to the time when Christ returns.
Tomorrow we will look at Hebrews 3:7-9; Hardness of Heart Effects Our Understanding of God