Hebrews 3
Jesus Is Greater Than Moses
1So all of you, holy brothers, should think about Jesus. You were all called by God. God sent Jesus to us, and he is the high priest of our faith. 2And Jesus was faithful to God as Moses was. Moses did everything God wanted him to do in God’s family. 3A man who is the head of a family receives more honor than others in the family. It is the same with Jesus. Jesus should have more honor than Moses. 4Every family has its head, but God is the head of everything. 5Moses was faithful in God’s family as a servant. He told what God would say in the future. 6But Christ is faithful as a Son who is the head of God’s family. And we are God’s family if we hold on to our faith and are proud of the great hope we have.
We Must Continue to Follow God
7So it is as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today listen to what he says.
8Do not be stubborn as in the past
when you turned against God.
There you tested God in the desert.
9For 40 years in the desert your ancestors saw the things I did.
But they tested me and my patience.
10I was angry with them.
I said, ‘They are not loyal to me.
They have not understood my ways.’
11So I was angry and made a promise.
‘They will never enter my land of rest.’”# A place of rest God promised to give his people. Psalm 95:7-11
12So brothers, be careful that none of you has an evil, unbelieving heart. This will stop you from following the living God. 13But encourage each other every day. Do this while it is “today.”# This word is taken from verse 7. It means that it is important to do these things now. Help each other so that none of you will become hardened because of sin and its tricks. 14We all share in Christ. This is true if we keep till the end the sure faith we had in the beginning. 15This is what the Scripture says:
“Today listen to what he says.
Do not be stubborn as in the past
when you turned against God.” Psalm 95:7-8
16Who heard God’s voice and was against him? It was all those people Moses led out of Egypt. 17And whom was God angry with for 40 years? He was angry with those who sinned, who died in the desert. 18And whom was God talking to when he promised that they would never enter and have his rest? He was talking to those who did not obey him. 19So we see that they were not allowed to enter and have God’s rest because they did not believe.
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