Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 103/260: Read Hebrews 3

We are reminded at the outset of the third chapter of Hebrews that this epistle is written to “holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling.” This is not a letter intended to persuade non-believers to become Christians, but rather the writer wants his recipients to remember who they are, and whose they are.

The Christians here struggled with the temptation of leaving the gospel and returning to the Old Law. The entire letter is written to spotlight Christ’s superiority over the Old Law, while not denigrating the service that Moses performed.

Moses deserves a great deal of respect for the work he accomplished among the people of God. He was faithful in the execution of the duties God assigned to him. Yet, God had bigger plans for His children, and Jesus is “worthy of more glory than Moses.” Why?

First, because Jesus is the Creator, but Moses is simply created. Second, because Jesus is God, but Moses is simply a man. Third, because Jesus is the Son of God, but Moses is simply a servant of God.

The Old Law served a very specific purpose, but now we live under a better law, given by a better lawgiver, with better promises. We should not seek to return to something lesser that is no longer in effect. Embrace that which is better.

Memory (Fill in the blanks)

Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must give the most earnest ________ to the things we have heard, lest we ________ away.

Pray

Pray a prayer of thanksgiving for the better covenant that Jesus established when He died on the cross.

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