We Are His House
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. (Hebrews 3:6)
The church of Jesus Christ is the house of God today. Which means that Jesus this morning — not just back in Moses’s day or in his own days on earth — but this morning is our Maker, our Owner, our Ruler, and our Provider.
He’s the Son; we are the servants. We are the household of God. Moses is one with us in this household, and he is our fellow servant through his prophetic ministry. But Jesus is our Maker, our Owner, our Ruler, and our Provider.
And the text concludes by saying we are his house — we are his people, we are partakers of a heavenly calling — “if we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.” The evidence that we are part of the household of God is that we don’t throw away our hope — Hebrews 10:35 says, “Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward” — we don’t drift into indifference and unbelief.
Becoming a Christian and being a Christian happen in the same way: by hoping in Jesus — a kind of hoping that produces confidence and boasting in Jesus.
What are you hoping in today? Where are you looking for confidence? In yourself? In shrewd investing? In physical fitness programs? In hard work? In luck?
The Word of God to you today is, “Consider Jesus.” And hope in him. Then you will be part of his house and he will be your Maker, your Owner, your Ruler, and your Provider.