B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1965), p. 77. Nothing but murmuring and griping for forty years. And we see is a transitional phrase which means, "We see in the familiar record of the Pentateuch," or "We see in the details just mentioned." ". In Hebrews 3, the writer turns ... Chapter 5 continues the priestly theme by looking first, in verses 1-4, at the necessary qualifications to serve as a priest. The question rises as to how their defection was applicable to the situation confronting the Christians to whom Hebrews was addressed. The rest of this verse is parallel to Hebrews 3:8 to which the reader is referred for notes. Hebrews chapter 3 makes an important shift in topic. Every house has a builder, the cause and effect, and the builder of all things is God. . Now, He could dwell anywhere in the universe that He pleased, and He does fill the universe, but it is the Lord"s desire to come and to dwell among His people. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company), p. 41. The overwhelming power of the admonition delivered by the Holy Spirit in this paragraph is seen in the rules, or techniques laid down, by which a truly successful Christian life may be achieved and strengthened. But for the time being in chapter three, he is going to show us the superiority of Jesus over Moses through whom the priesthood was established. The hardening of the heart through sin's deceit is a danger enhanced by the fact that "The heart is deceitful above all things" (Jeremiah 17:9). But Moses was angry. (See under Hebrews 3:8). A more detailed study of Moses the type and Jesus the antitype reveals both the similarities and the contrasts. CHAPTER 3 Heb 3:1-19. … ", "We can"t go in. When this writer was once minister of Central Church of Christ, Houston, Texas, a brother placed his membership with that church one Sunday; and, for the first time, another brother in that same church learned that he had daily worked side by side with that other man for two years in a synthetic rubber plant. Since this is a quotation from Psalms 95:7, it is possible the author means, "As long as the Bible says Today." Christ said, "And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil" (John 3:19). People who have accepted the truth and are actually in the faith of Christ, if they do not live up to the moral requirements of that faith, become alienated from it, grow to despise and hate it, and at last find themselves in rebellion against God. Those who had grown up and had been thoroughly trained in the religion of the Hebrews, in Judaism, who were used to having a high priest; used to the ceremonies in the temple; used to all of the regalia and the worship of the priesthood. and to whom sware he that they should not enter into the rest, but to them that believed not? Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God ( Hebrews 3:12 ). That lost generation of the Israelites suffered incredible hardships in the wilderness, being subject to the incursions of armed enemies, enduring hunger and thirst and wretchedness, being exposed to the sickening agonies inflicted by poisonous serpents, finding no certain habitation, marching every day of their lives in step with frustration, disease and death. You can"t have a house without a builder. [12] Albert Barnes, Notes on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1963), Vol. Hebrews 3:2-3. Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. Such expressions as this, seeming at first to be indefinite, are often far richer in meaning than a more specific statement would have been. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. They should have the grace to accept the sentiments of an old motto once said to be over the gates of the University of Glasgow; "What do they say? The Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. I didn"t produce all these people and I"m sick of trying to carry them." It promises knowledge, as in the case of Adam and Eve, but provides with that knowledge a devastating sense of shame, guilt, and bitterness. And though Moses besought the Lord, the Lord would not let him lead them into the land. The same sunshine melts butter and hardens concrete; and the same gospel saves some and destroys others (2 Corinthians 2:12). You look at a house and you like the architecture and the style and you say, "I wonder who built that house. By your obedience to the law, by your keeping the law, it will never bring you into rest. If so fantastic a beginning could be nullified by ultimate defeat, surely the apparent reasons for it should be of the most definite concern for believers in all ages. Partakers of a heavenly calling is a reference to the universal and eternal dimensions of the Christian vocation, which is a heaven-centered faith, its emphasis being emphatically upon the things in heaven, rather than upon the things of earth. (6) Subsequent obedience (even if it comes) may not be as effectual and fruitful. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "holy brethren and partakers of the heavenly calling. They need water. (1-6) The Hebrews are warned of the sin and danger of unbelief. For we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end. Any end whatsoever! Reiterating the supremacy of Christ, the author, on the basis of a bold deduction, names Christians themselves as components of God's house, "whose house we are"! But here, the key to entering rest is revealed: belief. The first miracle of each had a startling resemblance. The surpassing dignity of the Son of God in his Divine person, and in his creating and mediatorial work. They sent spies into the land, of which ten came back with an evil report bringing fear into the hearts of the people, which ultimated in unbelief. While it is said, Today means persevere as long as life lasts, or as long as there is any today. The tenderness of the author appears in his use of "haply." ); and the apostle John saw an angel "having the seal of the living God" (Revelation 7:2). So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief ( Hebrews 3:15-19 ). (3) They failed to manifest that essential self-respect which is an ingredient of all success, saying, "We were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight" (Numbers 13:33). It was long centuries after God had built or established that house in which Moses served, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem; and the identification of Jesus in this verse as the builder of that house places him upon an equality with God. The word "works" in this place should be rendered in the singular, according to Westcott who observed that. (4) They accepted the majority report brought in by the ten unfaithful spies. But here, the key to entering rest is revealed: belief. Shall we turn in our Bibles now to Hebrews the third chapter. (2) Some are ashamed of Christ. We have no water. No wonder children grow up asking in their hearts, "Do they really believe it?" Harden not your hearts is another admonition that affixes the responsibility and blame for hardness of heart upon the hardened himself. While it is said, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. (3) Still others have accepted a notion that it is impolite to speak of Christ, or faith, or religion; and, although it is possible that there are occasions or circumstances in which true politeness might omit the type of exhortation commanded here, yet this commandment is directed squarely at members of the family of God, Christians, and is applicable to all of them in the every day associations of life, like those in the family, in business, and in recreation. They were used to the high priest going in on the Day of Atonement and making atonement for the sins of the people. Moses had been hearing this stuff for forty years, and he had had it. Moses did not merely deliver the Judaic system of religion; but, in the sense that the flower is contained in the bud, he delivered the Christian system also, identified in this verse as "those things afterward to be spoken." And so Jesus the High Priest of our confession, greater than Moses in that Moses was only a servant in the house. And so they wandered for forty years as an example of what happens when we, by our unbelief, fail to receive the promises of God. cit., p. 85. It promises joy, but delivers wretchedness, shame, misery, and remorse. (5) The most important and all-encompassing reason for their failure was their unbelief, a condition bluntly noted in Hebrews 3:19 and Hebrews 4:2, below. He is deserving of more honor and glory. Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness; Christ lifted himself upon the cross (John 3:14). People of the present day are confronted with exactly the same danger. Whoever it was that wrote Hebrews is warning them, and if I slip and say Paul, you"ll know that that"s my opinion. The Jews said to Moses, "Who made thee a ruler and judge over us" (Exodus 2:14). Things just don"t happen that way, unless they"re man according to the evolutionary theory. But with whom was He grieved for forty years? c. Both accomplished their missions. A noted research chemist, Thomas David Parks, said: Christians ought not to be ashamed of the argument from design; for here it is in the word of God itself, commending itself to the unbiased mind, and standing absolutely uncontradicted by any vaunted achievements of science. Holy brethren is the third term of endearment already used in this epistle to describe God's people, the other two being "sanctified" and "sons" (Hebrews 2:11-13). (1) They had a morbid fear of hunger and other looming dangers. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 3:1-6 Christ is to be considered as the Apostle of our profession, the Messenger sent by God to men, the great Revealer of that faith which we profess to hold, and of that hope which we profess to have. Charles Spurgeon, as quoted in Biblical Illustrator, noted that "When these two deceitful ones lay their heads together to make up a case, there is no wonder if man, like a silly dove, is taken in their net. They have not entered into the rest. We would have been better to have stayed in Egypt." And the simple question simply means that intelligence that has not been corrupted accepts the argument from design as truth; and the axiomatic nature of that truth was affirmed twice in the word of God: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalms 14:1; 53:1). They had begun so gloriously, led of God himself, seeing their enemies humbled by a series of shocking plagues, crossing the Red Sea on dry land, arming themselves from the wreckage of Pharaoh's drowned army, engaging in the most dramatic instantaneous exodus of all time, overcoming all obstacles, and singing the songs of triumph and victory; how could they have failed after all that? And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, as a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken. So we are needing to take heed that we not depart from the living God. Israel was baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea (1 Corinthians 10:2); spiritual Israel are baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27). [6] W. H. Griffith Thomas, Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. ( 2 Chronicles 6:18 ). Moses appeared with Christ on the mount of transfiguration but was caught away, so that people saw "Jesus only" (Matthew 17:8). Moses changed the water into blood; Christ changed the water into wine. 1. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. Because He is superior over the angelic beings being the Son of God. In spite of the fact that the KJV translates this verse "believed not" instead of "disobedient," the English Revised Version (1885) is far preferable. The statement that "all they" rebelled is hyperbole, exaggeration for the sake of emphasis; and, while it is true that Caleb and Joshua refused to be with the majority and survived to enter Canaan, "The exception was so small that the apostle had no scruple in saying that they all provoked God by their disobedience," as Barnes put it. He was sick of their murmuring and so he went out and said, "You bunch of hypocrites, always murmuring and complaining. They haven"t entered into that full, rich, abundant life of the Spirit that God has promised unto us. Both wrought many miracles, signs and wonders. Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all of his house. Moses labored in a house he did not build, Christ in the house he built, his own house. And if I would try and snow you and say, "Nobody built that house, just one day it appeared there. Because you failed to represent Me before the people, Moses, I just can"t let you lead them into the land." The Book of Hebrews makes a great thing of obedience, affirming that even Christ was made perfect by it (Hebrews 5:8,9) and that the salvation he authored is "unto all them that obey him"; and also marking especially the obedience of so illustrious a person as Abraham (Hebrews 11:8). But Christ as a son, over his house; whose house we are, if we hold fast our boldness and the glorying of our hope firm unto the end. Chapter Contents. Both were transfigured, Moses on Sinai (Exodus 34:29,30), Jesus on Mount Hermon (Matthew 17:2). Hebrews 3 – Jesus …is more worthy of glory than Moses.. Background/Context • In chapter 2 : 5-18, the writer demonstrated that Christ was superior to the angels insofar as he had, on our behalf, consented to partake of our humanity, to come to earth and share our lives in every way, to become our brother, and, then, as a man, to suffer and die in our place to secure our peace with God.1 And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief. Wherefore, I was displeased with this generation, And said, They do always err in their heart: But they did not know my ways; As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Moses delivered Israel from Egypt; Christ delivers from sin all who follow him. In a serious pathetic exhortation that this great high priest, who was discovered to them, might be seriously considered by them (v. 1-6). Holy brethren is the third term of endearment already used in this epistle to describe God's people, the other two being "sanctified" and "sons" (Hebrews 2:11-13). I wonder who drew up the designs. [7] Encyclopedia Britannica, 1961Edition, Vol. How the Israelites Provoked God in the Wilderness. They, somehow, were looking at their own resources and looking at the power of the enemy. We have no water. The application, of course, is that, if God spared not them, neither will he spare Christians guilty of the same conduct. Why those long weeks of deathly silence, wherein even some parents speak no loving words of exhortation? . I sware in my wrath calls attention to God's making an oath; and although mentioned elsewhere by Zacharias (Luke 1:73), Peter (Acts 2:30), and Stephen (Acts 7:17), it is in Hebrews that this fact receives the greatest attention, there being no less than six references to it, the others being Hebrews 3:18; 4:3; 6:13; 6:16; 7:21. How many families must there be where there is no daily exhortation to faithfulness in Christ! So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest ( Hebrews 3:7-11 ). It"s the only reason I"ve been hanging around." Moses, you misrepresented Me. HEBREWS. God gave them the right to enter Canaan immediately upon their coming out of Egypt, but through unbelief and disobedience they failed to enter, Never, perhaps, in human history is there so clearly outlined a case in which the religious and spiritual failures of a people issued so promptly and irrevocably in their temporal and physical poverty as well, leaving the lesson for all to see. ", "If we hold our confidence steadfast to the end. Moses a Servant in the House; Christ the Son. [1] Thomas David Parks, The Evidence of God in an Expanding Universe (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1958), p. 74. Regarding the word "confidence," its rather broad meaning accentuates the unity of this verse with the statement in Hebrews 3:6, "glorying of our hope." Here are his words: The interrelation between design and the Designer is a fact observable alike by a little child or the wisest man who ever lived. It feints with the right and devastates with the left. Not wishing to write flatly that they were in mortal danger of being lost, he proposes such an awesome possibility as something that just might "haply" befall them. The offering for sin and all, they are all pointing to Jesus. Here again, as in Hebrews 3:6, is given the necessity for believers to continue faithfully and enthusiastically "to the end"; what end? "No." I"m cognizant of their need. The superior *apostle 3:1-4:13. Moses gave bread from heaven to sustain physical life, Christ bread from heaven that gives and sustains eternal life. This is going to be the longest funeral procession in history. (Hebrews 3:1). Indeed, if there is no such thing as the possibility that a true child of God might fall away and be lost, how could the author of this epistle have introduced such a subject, and how could he have warned them to "take heed" against a non-existent danger? People's hearts are hardened by continuing in sin, procrastination, and by the gradual atrophy of spiritual perception brought on by the practice of disobedience. We would have been better to have stayed in Egypt. Hebrews 3:8 has been an interesting example of a couple of Hebrew proper names being translated as common nouns, Meribah and Massah, being rendered "provocation and temptation." (3) The difficulty of obedience is only multiplied and compounded by delay. T HE S ON OF G OD G REATER THAN M OSES, W HEREFORE U NBELIEF TOWARDS H IM W ILL I NCUR A H EAVIER P UNISHMENT THAN B EFELL U NBELIEVING I … "Sorry, Moses." [10] T. Brooks, The Biblical Illustrator (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1967), Hebrews, Vol. Wherefore, holy brethren ( Hebrews 3:1 ). [4] F. F. Bruce, The Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. In fact, "confidence" contains the thought of "glorying"; and this is indicated by the translation "in this confidence of glorying" (2 Corinthians 11:17). Both were rejected. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. That Israel deserved to die instantly for their sin appears in the fact that God was ready thus to punish them but yielded to the intercession of Moses (Exodus 32:32). The most determined atheist, in his tenderest and most thoughtful hours, cannot escape the persuasive eloquence of that argument from design which demands a Designer. Furthermore, Moses delivered the Christian system embryonically, as well as the Judaic. Thus the warning in this place is dramatically intensified by an appeal to the historic disaster that prevented a whole generation from entering Canaan. Moses was faithful as a servant, Christ as a Son, over God's house. Moses, you are my representative to those people. The people provoked God earlier in their history, then they came to Kadesh-Barnea. The death of Christ is called "an exodus" (founded on Luke 9:31); Christ is the true Passover sacrifice for his people (1 Corinthians 5:7); he is the lamb without blemish and without spot (1 Peter 1:19); Christians during their probation are said to be, like Israel of old, "the church in the wilderness" (Acts 7:38); and, as Bruce pointed out: They do always err in their hearts; but they did not know my ways. "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Psalms 19:1). "Oh, please!" (4-14) Commentary on Hebrews 1:1-3 (Read Hebrews 1:1-3) The inauguration of the Law of Moses and that of Christ had this in common: that three thousand souls were involved in each case, three thousand being lost at Sinai, three thousand being saved at Pentecost (Exodus 32:38; Acts 2:38ff). I"m compassionate. Moses gave to the people bread from heaven (Exodus 16:15); Christ gave the people loaves and fishes in the wilderness, a figure of him who is the Bread of Life (John 6:31,49ff). Now he is going to declare we have a high priest, and in time he is going to show the superiority of our High Priest over the priests who are after the order of Levi. Who cares?" Again, the departing from God. Far more dreadful, therefore, was the danger threatening the Hebrew Christians who, if they fell away, stood to suffer the loss of even "all spiritual blessings" that are in Christ. ", "I wonder who built that house. CHAPTER III. The deceitfulness of sin extends to every conceivable phase of it. [8] Brooke Foss Westcott, op. The thought expressed is a teleological thunderbolt; it is the ancient and indestructible argument from design, bluntly and unequivocally stated, first in the truism that every house has a builder, and secondly in the deduction that the far greater house of the whole universe likewise has its builder who can be none other than God. "Consider now the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, the Messiah Jesus.". We"re going to perish. The experience of Israel in the wilderness of wanderings was indelibly engraved upon the conscience of all the Jews, especially regarding the failure to enter the promised land, the shameful record of which was outlined expressly in their scriptures (Exodus 17; Numbers 13-14; Deuteronomy 9:10). EasyEnglish is a system of simple English designed by Wycliffe Associates (UK). And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that were disobedient? They came to Kadesh-Barnea in the beginning. (1-3) And in his superiority to all the holy angels. We"re going to perish. The book of Hebrews was written to Hebrews. We can"t take the land. You can"t be serious." Let people overcome their timidity and exhort their fellow-workers. If we hold fast our boldness emphasizes the necessity of perseverance in the Christian life, if one is to win the crown. The Christian Hebrews reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel. So Paul is warning them . Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. Westcott stated it thus: [3] Brooke Foss Westcott, The Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has builded the house has more honor than the house ( Hebrews 3:2-3 ). Right out of the earth here this thing is; beautiful dormers and stainglasses and the whole thing, just marvelous." (Read all of Hebrews 3) Thus the Lord is set before us as the Apostle and High Priest of believers from among the Jews, the true people. Again, our problem is our looking at our own resources and looking at the power of the enemy. Rather, here is a reference to the spiritual and eternal inheritance of Christians, as contrasted with the mortal and earthly goals of Judaism. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Instead of glorying in their faith and exhorting one another daily to maintain it, they permitted themselves to drift away from it, until in an evil hour they found themselves in a state of rebellion against God. They need water and I know that. "If we hold our confidence steadfast to the end.". Yes, sin deceives. We are of the household of faith. "I was angry." They said, "We can"t go in. Commentaries for Hebrews Chapter 3 The Christian Hebrews reproved for their little progress in the knowledge of the gospel. Moses was only a man; Christ was and is both God and man. Hebrews 3:1 The term “holy” or “saint” is one of the most frequent descriptions of God’s people in the New Testament. The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 3 Hbr 3:1-19.THE SON OF GOD GREATER THAN MOSES, WHEREFORE UNBELIEF TOWARDS HIM WILL INCUR A HEAVIER PUNISHMENT THAN BEFELL UNBELIEVING ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS. But God said, "Moses, come here, son. Think of the house of God. They"d come out of the bondage of Egypt. Our confession is not reference to some formal subscription to any such thing as a creed but is used here to mean the holy religion of Christ. Moses' miracles were inferior to those of Christ, as in the changing of the water already noted, and because Christ raised the dead. He was a servant and he declared unto us the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, the worship, the ordinances, which were all a shadow of Jesus Christ. The Greek margin (English Revised Version (1885)) shows these words to be literally, "if they shall enter into my rest"; but the context demands a translation of such an idiomatic phrase in words that cannot be mistaken. Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, a. They don"t really enjoy the walk with the Lord as they should be enjoying it. So there is the prophetic aspect to the writings of Moses that were fulfilled in Jesus. Verses 1-3 Here observe what is the great duty which the apostle urges upon the Hebrews, and which he so much desires they would comply with, and that is, to lay aside every weight, and the sin that did so easily beset them, and run with patience the race set before them. The relative security of their lives as slaves seemed preferable to the unknown dangers ahead. (1a) Therefore: who we are in light of the previous paragraphs. Apostasy comes under consideration again in Hebrews 6:1-8, where from its treatment there, it cannot possibly be doubted that the author is warning his readers against a present real, and impending danger, a threat to any Christian who might allow an evil heart of unbelief to develop within him. This is then a reiteration of those immense claims on behalf of Jesus Christ which were outlined in the first paragraph of the epistle. Note how delicately the inspired writer defers to the deserved honor of Moses, whom he did not belittle or diminish in any way. Christ Superior to Moses. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. (4) Broken or mixed families, in a religious sense, are another deterrent. Must I take my rod and smite this rock again to give you water?" was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness? "THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS" Chapter Three Having demonstrated Jesus' superiority to prophets and angels, the author now compares Jesus to Moses (1-6). The "generation" mentioned in Hebrews 3:10 is that of the Israelites who provoked God and were prohibited from entering the promised land. Both made a marriage with the Gentiles, Moses literally, Christ in a figure, the Gentiles becoming a part of his bride (Numbers 12:1; Ephesians 5:25ff). They did not believe God was able to bring them into the land. It is with this very attitude that people are invited to consider Christ. This is due to the fact that the proper names given by Moses to the places where those sad episodes took place came, in time, to have a broader meaning (Exodus 1:7). (5) The impulse to respond or obey may diminish or disappear. It promises liberty, but binds the sinner with the most disgusting chains of slavery. But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. It is an eleven-day journey from Mount Horeb to Kadesh-Barnea the scripture says, but it took them forty years. ", "You"ve brought us out here to die. Hebrews Chapter 3 establishes the greatness of Jesus as compared to Moses. They came to the wilderness to the area of Meribah and they cried unto Moses and said, "You"ve brought us out here to die. For he hath been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by so much as he that hath built the house hath more honor than the house. He took his rod and he smote the rock. 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