Honor Where Honor's Due
Lord, thank You for the examples in the Bible of people who struggled like me, but still pleased You.
Read Hebrews 3:1-6
 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.  He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.  Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.  For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.  “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future.  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. Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
ReflectHow is Christ said to be greater than Moses?
The story of Moses is well known. Chosen to lead God’s people from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land, he is a great hero of the Jewish faith, remembered every year at the time of Passover. Significant as he is, readers’ attention is again drawn to the fact that Jesus is more so. Moses played an important part in the salvation of God’s people, but Jesus himself is the means of salvation for all people. As it’s expressed, Moses was a servant in God’s house and Jesus is the Son over God’s house. Our part in this is to honor Jesus. If we are his house (and we are), then all that we do should give him honor. Paul writes of us as being God’s workmanship, created to do good works (Eph. 2:10), and Peter talks of us as living stones built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood that declares God’s praises (1 Pet. 2:4-10). We represent Jesus to and in the world, telling people who he is and what he’s like by who we are and what we’re like. Sadly, it’s not surprising that sometimes people get the wrong idea.
What idea of Jesus do people get from your life? Where could you do even better?
Give thanks for those you know whose lives encourage you in faith, and pray that your life will show Jesus to others.
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