Hebrews Chapter 3

Hebrews Chapter 3 establishes the greatness of Jesus as compared to Moses. It says that Moses was a follower of God. He built God’s house just as he was commanded to do. He saw what God said about the future.

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However, God is the builder of all things, and Jesus was found to be greater than Moses and worthy of more honor. He lives in the house of God as the Son. God’s people are what make up the house of Jesus, which is built up in faith and confidence in Christ.

Warnings against Unbelief

Paul also spoke in Hebrews Chapter 3 about unbelief and he warned against it. The Holy Spirit urges people to listen to the Word of God. Paul quoted the book of Psalms and spoke about the rebellion during Moses’ time when they were lost in the desert because of their hard hearts.

The Lord was angry with that particular generation because they did not listen to the Lord. This is why they did not know the ways of God and only felt His anger and wrath. This is why it is important to have a clean and pure heart, to listen to the Word of God, and to heed His commands.

Encouraging Each Other in Christ

Paul urges everyone to encourage their brothers and sisters in Christ daily. This is so nobody’s heart may fall for the deceitfulness of sin. This is why it is important to keep hearts open. Paul said that if a believer hears the voice of the Lord, they should listen to Him and not turn away as the Israelites did in their rebellion.

Those who rebelled were the ones who Moses led out of Egypt. These were the people who turned their hearts away from God. Therefore, they perished in the wilderness and they were not able to enter the land that God had promised to them.

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Hebrews 3 (King James Version)

1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

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