Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Hebrews 3:1-6

3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that get my attention. In this passage, there is a small word that stands out for me, and it’s the word “if”.

V6 “And we are God’s house, if…” This passage could have finished by saying that Christ is in charge of God’s entire house, and we are God’s house. And it would still be true. God’s house is not a building made of stone or bricks. God’s house is made of people.

So, what kind of people is God’s house made of? It is made of people who are courageous, and remain confident in our hope in Christ. But honestly, I don’t always feel confident, I don’t always feel courageous, sometimes disappointed, and it’s usually when I’m looking back or focusing on my present situation. But when I look to Christ, I’m reminded of his love for me. I am reminded of all that he did for me on the cross. I remember in Romans 5 that our hope will not lead to disappointment, for we know God freely loves us, and he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Our confidence is that God never disappoints, he always comes through, always has, always will.

Father, I thank you for all you have done, Lord Jesus, I thank you for your love, for your sacrifice for me and you did not fail. Our hope in you will not disappoint.

Written by Andrew Martin

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