Hebrews 3:5

“Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,”

Now we see Moses true role. His job was to prepare Israel for the New Israel. He was to be a prophet to the people to prepare them for the real prophet that would come. God had plans to raise up a prophet like Moses but superior to Moses. Moses role was limited. The last prophet’s role was complete.

Moses was to lead the old Israel through the wilderness and take them to the edge of the Promised Land. Jesus was to lead the New Israel out of the wilderness of sin and into the true Promised Land. Wow! What a story the Hebrews are getting in this wonderful book. What a wonderful story we should be getting from the book as well.

Notice that the role of Moses is described as that of a servant, nothing more. True, he was a great servant of God but he never achieved greater status than a plain servant. Since this is the book of betters we will expect that the role of Jesus will be somewhat different than Moses. I’m sure you’ve already got that one figured out.

Task for Today: Give Moses his due. We should respect those great men who led God’s people and gave themselves as servants. But keep in mind that a greater than Moses is coming. Save your real admiration and adoration for Him. Moses, you respect but Jesus you must worship.

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