Greater Faithfulness

Hebrews 3:1 (ESV)

Therefore holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,


Hebrews 2:17-18 (ESV)

17 Therefore He had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.

  • Hold fast to Jesus

Hebrews 3:2 (ESV)

who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's house.


Hebrews 3:3-6a (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. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son.


Jesus > Moses


Hebrews 3:6b (ESV)

And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. 

  • Remain Faithful to Jesus


Hebrews 3:7-8 (ESV)

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

Today, if you hear his voice,

do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
    on the day of testing in the wilderness,


“rebellion” - MERIBAH

“testing” - MASSAH


Psalm 95:8 (ESV) 

Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness.


Exodus 17:7 (ESV)

And he (Moses) called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”


“Is GOD even here?”


Hebrews 3:10-11 (ESV)

Therefore I (God) was provoked with that generation (the Israelites), and said, “They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.” As I swore in my wrath, “They shall not enter my rest.”


Numbers 14:20-23 (ESV)

Then the Lord said, “I have pardoned, according to your word. But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice, shall see the land that I swore to give to their fathers. And none of those who despised me shall see it.”


Hebrews 3:9-11 (ESV)
where your fathers put me to the test
    and saw my works for forty years.
10 Therefore I was provoked with that generation,
and said, “They always go astray in their heart;
    they have not known my ways.”
11 As I swore in my wrath,
    “They shall not enter my rest.”


Don’t make the mistake the Israelites made in the wilderness.


Hebrews 3:12 (ESV)

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 


An unbelieving heart is the ROOT

Falling away is the FRUIT.

  • Don’t Delay, Obey Jesus Today


1 Corinthians 10:11-13 (NIV)

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firmbe careful that you don’t fall13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


Hebrews 3:13-14 (ESV)

13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end


Hebrews 3:15 (ESV)

15 As it is said,

Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”


Hebrews 3:16-19 (ESV)

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.