Jesus: Who is He?

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Hebrews 3:3-15 

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters [Christians], 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.

From just these scriptures, we learn that Jesus is our apostle and high priest.  He is faithful, appointed, worthy of great honor, and the Son over God’s house.  If we read further on in this passage, we see who we are and what we are called to do:

Warning Against Unbelief

So,as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts

12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart
that turns away from the living God.
13 But encourage one another daily, as long
as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly
to the very end.
15 As has just been said:

“Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts
    as you did in the rebellion.”

Let’s not repeat the rebellious history.  Turn towards Him.  Ask Him for forgiveness for
a rebellious heart.  Let’s quiet our hearts and minds from our busy day.  Let’s hear His voice.  Read His Word to hear Him.  Read Proverbs 2:1-15 for a deeper understanding.
Be attentive to what He asks of us.  Be ready to change to be more like Jesus.
Encourage one another daily.

Be encouraged!