Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called today, that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” This is not language we are used to. What does he mean, “as long as it is called today,”? Today is the time we have. It is the now. After […]

Hebrews 3:12

“Take care brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” The Hebrews writer is clear on this issue. The responsibility for staying in God’s grace is not God’s but ours. God is one hundred percent faithful, and by His own nature cannot […]

Hebrews 3:11

“As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’” This is a difficult concept for many non-believers and believers alike. Once the emphasis has been placed on the goodness of God and the great love of God, people have a hard time wrapping their arms around an angry God. We are trapped […]

Hebrews 3:9, 10

“…where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years. Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.” When we first read verse eight, it may appear that God was testing the people. These two verses […]

Hebrews 3:8

“…do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness.” This was a simple case of disobedience. The disobedience was a result of not trusting God to do what He said He would do. Let’s keep that definition in mind. Rebellion against God is to fail to have […]

Hebrews 3:7

“Therefore as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today, if you hear his voice,” This verse and the next few are quotes from Psalm 95. The psalmist is trying to get the people to praise God and acknowledge Him as their God and themselves as the sheep of His pasture. The last half of the psalm is […]

Hebrews 3:6

“…but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in hope.” Old Israel as the house of God had a servant as its leader. New Israel as the house of God has the Son of God as its leader. […]

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 […]

Hebrews 3:4

“(For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)”    We must hear what the writer is telling us here. Jesus was not just a man. Jesus built the house of God and He built everything else. Remember the first few verses of the book? Jesus is the creator […]

Hebrews 3:3

“For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.” Lots of deep thoughts in this verse I think. To the Hebrews, Moses was a great man and much revered in their religious thinking. He appeared with Jesus […]