The Son Was Faithful
1Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as #Ex. 40:16; Num. 12:7; Heb. 3:5Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as #Zech. 6:12, 13He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4For every house is built by someone, but #(Eph. 2:10)He who built all things is God. 5#Ex. 40:16; Num. 12:7; Heb. 3:2And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as #Ex. 14:31; Num. 12:7a servant, #Deut. 18:15, 18, 19for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6but Christ as #Ps. 2:7; 110:4; Heb. 1:2a Son over His own house, #(1 Cor. 3:16); 1 Tim. 3:15whose house we are #(Matt. 10:22)if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
7Therefore, as #Acts 1:16the Holy Spirit says:
#Ps. 95:7–11; Heb. 3:15; 4:7“Today, if you will hear His voice,
8Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
9Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
10Therefore I was angry with that generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they have not known My ways.’
11So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
12Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15while it is said:
#Ps. 95:7, 8“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
Failure of the Wilderness Wanderers
16#Num. 14:2, 11, 30; Deut. 1:35, 36, 38For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, #Num. 14:22, 23whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18And #Num. 14:30to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19So we see that they could not enter in because of #Num. 14:1–39; 1 Cor. 10:11, 12unbelief.