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11-07-10 HighQuest Hebrews 3:1-11

November 10, 2010

The passage I read was Hebrews 3:1-11
You can find that passage here:
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%203:1-11&version=NIV

My summary of the passage is this:
Fix your thoughts on Jesus. God is the builder of everything. Moses was a faithful servant. Christ is faithful as the Son and is in charge of God’s house. We are his house (if we hold firm to our belief system in Him). Out of us have come some very faithful servants (such as Moses). We need to believe and act on that belief In Jesus. Think of the Israelite in the desert for 40 years. Their unbelief and improper actions despite the Lord proving Himself in so many ways to them ended up causing them to lose their lives.

As I reflect:
This passage stands out in two sections to me. One is a nice analogy of the body of the Lord. The other section is a warning of accountability for unbelief.
As for the analogy, we are His house. It makes since. He is our Architect; our Creator. We our His creation. The builder of the house deserves all glory for the compliment of the created. Jesus is in charge of God’s house. Moses was a servant in God’s house. We are all to be good stewards of the creation He has given us.
The second part seems to be pretty simple yet serves as a powerful reminder of accountability to the Christian. If you have claimed to be a follower of God, then follow Him. He will only tolerate your lack of commitment for so long. The example was given to us here of the Israelites in the desert and the ground swallowing them up for their constant turning from the Lord. We have also been told that if we continue to live in sin after Salvation, the Lord will eventually turn us over to that sin. And we know that sin can carry a very high punishment outside of the grace of Gods Spirit. It is good to be in the Law of the Spirit. May we choose not to live in sin and reap the consequences that we are not able to bare.

My response to the Lord:
Thank you for your graciousness Holy Father. Thank you for keeping me in your house; your body of believers. May I never stray Lord. May I never be like those who acknowledge you with their lips and then deny you with their actions. Lord by your grace alone I stand.

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