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Moses Was a Faithful Servant. Jesus Was a Perfect Son.

Posted On November 25, 2014

This article is part 6 in a series titled Jesus, the Truer and Greater Moses. You can go back and read the introduction, along with our articles describing how Jesus is the greater prophet, the great law-fulfiller, the greater mediator, and the greater deliverer.

Today, we close the series with a passage from Hebrews 3:

Hebrews 3:1-6, “Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.”

This passage confirms what we’ve been observing all along throughout this series:

Jesus and Moses are categorically different.

The author of Hebrews knows that Moses was venerated among his readers. For them, of all the servants in God’s house, there is none like the prophet Moses. But the Lord Jesus is categorically different. Moses was the servant who lived in God’s house. Jesus is the Son who rules over God’s house.

And this is the heart of Christianity. If you want to know the Lord your God and have forgiveness of your sins, you will need more than just to “be a better servant.” What you need is to be adopted into the household, something that can only be done through Jesus.

Moses’ story was not not end of the story.

The story of Moses is a wonderful story of God’s power, beauty, and redemption. Yet, it was only a testimony of even greater things to come—namely, the greatest Story of all: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is that truer and greater Moses.

So if you want to know the Great I Am and be led by God out of bondage from sin, darkness, and death, and if you want to find provision during your pilgrimage through life, then you must look to the prophet who is greater than Moses. You must look to Christ.

Jesus is more than a servant. He is a Son. And because of the gift of God’s grace through Jesus that has been unfolding since the beginning of time, we can be sons and daughters too (Gal. 4:4-5).

Praise be to God for His glorious grace.

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