We Are God’s House

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    Hebrews 3:6 says, “But Christ is faithful as a Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.”

    Theological Reflection

    Chapter 3:1 says, “Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and the hight priest whom we confess.” The writer is speaking to the holy brothers.

    Holy brothers; it means sanctify, and refers to those who have been set apart by God and for God, that is, Christians (the church). This text contains a message for those of who have confessed Jesus as their Lord.

    Christians will always be subject to temptation. Therefore, it is necessary for Christians to show the world that their trust in God, as well as their expectation for Christ return, cannot be shaken.  They must withstand every attack, and every fiery dart Satan shoots at them, as members of God’s house.

    As Christians, Jesus is the head of the house/church!  Hebrews 3:2 says, “He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.”

    Moses was a servant in God’s house; a house which Jesus Christ founded, over which he  presides, and to which Christians belong. As such, we are his house, we are his household, we are God’s family.

    Faith and hope have common attributes, in that, their object is invisible and unprovable (we hope for what we do not see). So that, like faith; hope embodies unconditional certainty within itself.

    As people who have faith in Jesus Christ, we rejoice because of our hope, we take price in our hope. We are sure, we are certain; certain that God’s promise of salvation will be fulfilled.

    We abide in Jesus Christ, who has already triumphed over the powers and principalities. Thus, we strive toward the future unafraid of judgment, and full of confidence in the hope of entering the fullness of God’s glory.

    Colossians 1:27 says, “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

    Belief in Christ will endure the test of time; we will be know by our confidence and loyalty to Christ who is our hope.

    Prayer

    Lord, allow us to approach the throne of grace with confidence. Lord, it is our prayer that in finding your grace, we find hope in our time of need.  We need you Lord! All around us is sinking sand, and it’s upon the rock that we wish to stand.  Lord, you are the rock of our salvation; you are the anchor of our faith and hope. 

    Lord, help is too encourage one another daily. For the race in not given to the swift, but to them that endure to the end. Lord, protect us from the assault of unbelief, anoint our faith, and make us strong in the hope of your return. In Jesus name we pray. Amen