[Heb 3:1 ESV] Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,
The Apostle: a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders
And: High Priest;
Profess: objectively: profession [confession] i.e. what one professes [confesses]
[Heb 3:2 ESV] who was faithful to Him (God) who appointed Him (Jesus), just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.
[Heb 3:3 ESV] 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.
Jesus Greater than Moses: He is the Builder & The Son
[Heb 3:4 ESV] (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)
Careful what you worship.
[Rom 1:18 ESV] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
[Rom 1:19 ESV] For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
[Rom 1:20 ESV] For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
[Rom 1:21 ESV] For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
[Rom 1:22 ESV] Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
Son greater than a servant.
[Heb 3:5 ESV] Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,
[Heb 3:6 ESV] 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.
Boasting: That of which one glories or can glory, matter or ground of glorying
What is our Hope? The Gospel! Glory that Jesus saved you; an unworthy sinner.
The difference between boasting in religion/works and boasting in the Gospel
[Gal 6:14 ESV] But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Boast = Glory!
[Psa 105:3 ESV] Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
Do not rebel against the Holy Spirit!
[Heb 3:7 ESV] Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice,
[Heb 3:8 ESV] do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness,
[Heb 3:9 ESV] where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.
[Heb 3:10 ESV] Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, 'They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.'
He is quoting: Psalm 95.
[Psa 95:7 ESV] For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you hear His voice,
[Psa 95:8 ESV] do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
[Psa 95:9 ESV] when your fathers put me to the test and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
[Psa 95:10 ESV] For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who go astray in their heart, and they have not known my ways."
The Israelites in the wilderness had Moses, The tabernacle, God as a pillar of fire & smoke. They could hear the voice of God, See Him, He Provided food & water miraculously. Clothes never wore out. God’s constant interaction.
Consequence of hating on God. No Sabbath Rest, See Chapter 4.
[Heb 3:11 ESV/ Psa 95:11] As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest.'"
Reflect on your own heart.
[Heb 3:12 ESV] Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
[Heb 3:13 ESV] But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
The Sacred Information of the Gospel; united, steadfast.
[Heb 3:14 ESV] For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
[Heb 3:15 ESV] As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
[Heb 3:16 ESV] For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?
[Heb 3:17 ESV] And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
[Heb 3:18 ESV] And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
[Heb 3:19 ESV] So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.
Unbelief is a sin and the consequence is eternal punishment.
[Jhn 3:16 ESV] "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
[Jhn 3:17 ESV] For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
[Jhn 3:18 ESV] Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
The Garden of Eden all over again.
[Jhn 3:19 ESV] And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.
[Jhn 3:20 ESV] For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Hearing the Gospel:
[Rom 10:14 ESV] How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
[Rom 10:15 ESV] And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
[Rom 10:16 ESV] But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?"
[Rom 10:17 ESV] So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Do you run towards the Holy, Exposing Light or Away from it?
[Jhn 3:21 ESV] But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God."
How Do You Respond?