In 1 Corinthians 4:2, Paul says that there is one thing God requires of you. He doesn’t require you to be successful, He doesn’t ask you to be popular, He doesn’t encourage you to pursue comfort or even happiness. One thing God requires of you is that you be FAITHFUL. 

It is required of a servant that he be faithful. You must carefully follow His instructions, regardless of the consequences. Obey God, even when you cannot see the outcome of your obedience.

That is the faithfulness that God expects and that Moses exhibited (Hebrews 3:2). Moses and Jesus were both alike in that way. But Jesus was superior to Moses! And he explains three specific ways that Christ is superior.

1. Moses was a member of God’s house. Jesus is the Builder of God’s house. 

The word translated “house” in Hebrews 3:3-4 is “oikos” and usually means household or family. Moses was an Israelite. He was a member of God’s chosen race. Ephesians 2:19 says that when you become a Christian you become a member of God’s household of faith. Jesus Christ is the one who designed and built that household, and He is superior to any member of it.

2. Moses was a shadow of things to come. Jesus is the Substance.

The first five books of the Bible, written by Moses, pointed to the coming of Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus said in John 5:46, “Had you believed Moses, you would have believed in Me.”

That is why when Jesus appeared to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, that Luke records that Jesus began with Moses and with all the prophets and explained the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Moses came to point people to Christ (Hebrews 3:5).

3. Moses was only a servant in God’s house. Jesus is the Ruler over God’s house. 

In Exodus 35-40 there are 22 references to the faithfulness of Moses, yet he was still a servant. Jesus was a Son. He was the heir to His Father’s wealth. And a son is always superior to the servant. In John 8:35 Jesus said, “And the servant does not remain in the house, but the son remains forever.”

The Bible says we are co-heirs with Christ, and we are part of God’s family. But scripture also promises that we will suffer in this life. Our job is to remain faithful.

Certainly one reason for remaining faithful to Christ in times of difficulty is because it authenticates my faith in Christ.

But the best reason for remaining faithful to Christ when we are suffering is His superior character and ministry. If you abandon your faith in Christ in your time of trouble, where else is there to turn?

I don’t know where you are in your life this morning, whether you are facing disappointment, mistreatment, loneliness, or even death, the writer of Hebrews says to look intently at Jesus Christ.

When you feel overwhelmed by guilt, look back to the cross and consider deeply the sacrifice Christ offered to you.

When you are drowning in sorrow and heartache, look up to Jesus, the Faithful Priest, and consider His ability to sympathize with your suffering.

When you feel bombard with problems, look ahead to Jesus, the Author and Completer of our faith and consider His words: “In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.”

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