Commentary on Luke 12:32-40. Hebrews 3:7-8. Moses is never called (a word indeed which occurs only once in LXX) though in Exodus 3:10 God says . They are the holy under the new dispensation, as Israel was under the old. Sermon Bible Commentary. Philippians 3:14, "the high calling;" Greek, 'the calling above. The true reading is Jesus simply, with special reference to His human nature and His connection with ourselves (see Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:22, Hebrews 11:4; Exodus 3:10-15). “Think what these great truths about Jesus mean. Hebrews 3:1 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Greater Than Moses 3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. Hebrews 3:1 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. partakers. 8:30 says that they were foreordained before this calling. The word thus links Jesus closely with the Father in a unique relationship and firmly establishes Him as God’s chosen. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Israel has an earthly calling and an earthly destiny. Heavenly calling is used mainly as a mark of superiority for the service under Christ over the old one. Jesus, the Son of God, is greater than Moses, a servant, and He is certainly greater than Elijah.We will do well if we first start with the teachings of Christ and use them to "interpret" the rest. Finally, those believers who have been most quietly certain of their own heavenly calling have most constantly given God praise for their own election! The usual New Testament meaning of this is “fellow Christians,” including both men and women. Jesus is not a servant, but the Son of God. , Hebrews 9:15) suggested by the latent comparison in the writer’s mind between the Israelites called to earthly advantages, a land, etc., and his readers whose hopes were fixed on things above. The apostle, in the first chapter of this epistle, having affirmed that Jesus of Nazareth, by whom the gospel revelation was given to mankind, is God’s Son, in a peculiar sense; a sense in which no man or angel is his son; and having proved, from the Jewish Scriptures, that God had constituted this his Son the Heir or Lord of all things, because by him he made the worlds; and in the second chapter, having answered the objections which were, or might be, brought for invalidating the claim of Jesus to be God’s Son, and having thereby given full effect to the direct proofs which established his claim; he, in this third chapter, proceeds to show what is implied in Christ’s being the Heir or Lord of all things; which is the third fact on which the authority of the gospel revelation depends. omit âChristâ; and it is impossible not to feel how fitly the personal name âJesusâ is used after the later verses of Hebrews 2. When he had accomplished purification from sins, Hebrews 3:1-19. Probably, is here used slightly in the Old Testament sense of the word, (see note on. 3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. Hebrews 3:1–6 explains how Moses, while a powerful and faithful servant of God, is not the ultimate example for us to follow. Again I say they who do not hold on and hold out are not really partakers of Christ, but we are made partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end. I. The sins of others, especially of our relations, should be warnings to us. Context Summary. Let us now fully and steadily analyze his nature in each office. He alone, as sent Son, speaks to us as antithesis to the whole body of prophets, (Hebrews 1:1-2;) nay, he is an outbeaming radiation sent from the divine Essence, (Hebrews 1:3;) he thence took part of our flesh, (Hebrews 1:14.) Our confession is that for which we take a public stand in water baptism, namely, Christianity (cf. Let your minds penetrate deeply into the significance of these facts.”, means: one who is sent on an important mission. 1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, In verses 1 and 2 we have an exhortation. The Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus. Both are contained in the one word Mediator. Hebrews 3:1. by Grant | Nov 1, 2018 | Hebrews | 0 comments. Hebrews 1:1-2; John 1:14; John 3:17; John 3:34; John 5:36; John 5:38; et al.). There was, however, an essential difference: the latter was the blood of bulls and goats, and could never take away sin; the former was the blood of Immanuel, which cleanseth those for whom it was shed from all sin. But to provoke God, when he is letting us see that we entirely depend and live upon him, is a provocation indeed. . He was sent from God, as was Moses, and He was Priest also, with Aaron’s office and dignity—a thought expanded later (Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 10:22). The....high priest of our profession. To build a house is a trivial matter, but Jesus, verily God, has built/made all that exist (John.1:1-3, 14); He has built the Israelite nation in which Moses was only a caretaker, and He has built His Church which is to share eternity with Him. Believers are called to follow after holiness, Hebrews 12:14; to mortify their members which are upon the earth, engrossed with earthly objects, Colossians 3:15; and we are assured that all shall be judged according to their works, Revelation 20:12; Galatians 6:7-8; 2 Corinthians 5:10. Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:23). Hebrews 2:10-18 Jesus Made Perfect Through Suffering. God calls us through the message of the Good News (John 6:44-45). Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: You are his house, give him rest, do not provoke him. homologia. Hebrews 3:1-6 Jesus is Greater Than Moses. The calling, here, is used very much in the sense of 1 Corinthians 7:20, to denote the permanent state resulting from permanent obedience to the call, and which has solidified into the correlative profession soon named. Amen. 1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; 2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. ‘Apostle and High Priest.’ He was sent from God to His people from Heaven (John 3:13; John 3:16-17; John 3:31; John 3:34; John 5:36-38; John 6:29 etc.) Our “Hebrews” here addressed rejoiced in the grandeur of the divine Apostle, the glorious Messiah, but were shrinking almost to apostasy from the degradation of the High Priest, the suffering Messiah. qui causam nostram apud Deum agit”. —Rather, over His house. This Apostle and Priest the Hebrews had acknowledged as their own (of our profession, or confession rather), and it became them to be faithful as confessors to Him they had in this double office accepted. Now Christ is above the angels (Hebrews 1:1-14; Hebrews 2:1-18), because: (2) as Son of man, because manhood, though for a time lower than angels, is in Him exalted above them to the lordship of "the world to come," since He is at once Messenger of God to men, and atoning Priest-Representative of men before God (Hebrews 2:17-18). He has already in the first two chapters given us a vivid word picture of the glory and status of Jesus in all that He is as the Son and in all that He has done for us, and now he says ‘consider Him, gaze on Him (‘behold’ - Hebrews 2:9), weigh Him up, take Him into your hearts, meditate on Him, and never cease having Him in your thoughts’. It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. But why should the High Priesthood be mentioned here when the writer is about to compare Jesus with Moses? Bible Commentary / Produced by TOW Project Amid the various concluding exhortations in Hebrews 13, two have a special relevance for work. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. And. They are also represented as partakers of the heavenly calling. Thus was His ministry two-way. Hebrews 3:16. (1) Wherefore.âThe address which here begins (the first direct address in the Epistle) bears the same relation to all that has preceded, as Hebrews 2:1-4 bears to the first chapter. ): , but here another sense is intended.] If your God is not a living God to you in whom you live and move and have your being, if he does not come into your daily life, but if your religion is a dead and formal thing, then you will soon depart. Let the reader keep constantly in mind the leading thought in this book, namely, the superiority of the system of Christ over that of Moses. Hebrews 3:4-6. Here in Hebrews 3:1 he draws attention again and enjoins his holy brothers to consider Jesus: “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. I'm not adamant about it, but you will see in my commentary notes here a frequent reference to Paul's authorship. Hebrews 3:19. Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Thus does He combine within Himself that which had been too great a burden even for Moses. Wherefore — Seeing the author of the gospel is so excellent a person, (Hebrews 1,) and so highly advanced above all others, men and angels, (Hebrews 2:7-8,) holy brethren — By giving this appellation to those to whom he wrote, it is evident he addressed his epistle, not, as Macknight supposes, chiefly, if at all, to the unbelieving Hebrews, but principally, if not only, to such as had embraced the gospel, and were really made new creatures in Christ; partakers of the heavenly calling — The calling of the gospel, which came from heaven, and is intended to bring men to heaven, including the preaching of the word, and the various means of grace, whereby men are brought to believe in Christ. This purpose he has in the first two chapters sought to achieve by comparing Christ with those who … Hebrews 3:1. For every house is builded by some man but he that built all things is God. The considerations alluded to are His superiority not only to the prophets but also to the angels, inasmuch as He was "over all, God blessed for ever." (Hebrews 3:1) The object of Paul is to show that the Lord Jesus in the Christian system - as the great apostle sent from God - sustained a rank and office similar to this, but superior in dignity and authority. Hebrews 3:1 to Hebrews 4:13.—Chapters 3 and 4 as far as Hebrews 3:13, form one paragraph. Probably holy is here used slightly in the Old Testament sense of the word, (see note on 1 Corinthians 7:14,) because the writer is about to parallel their position under Christ with their old position as Hebrews under Moses. Moses also was ‘sent’ (Exodus 3:12-15; Exodus 4:28). Hebrews 3:1. NASB E-Prime Young's Compare all. Schoettgen quotes passages from the Talmud in which the high priest is termed the Apostle or messenger of God and of the Sanhedrim, but this is here irrelevant. Let them therefore now look directly to Him. Being Himself a man of sorrows and acquainted with griefs, He was also well qualified to sympathize with His afflicted people. Peter exhorts us to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (not grow "in grace," as Often wrongly quoted, but grow in the grace and experimental favor and acquaintanceship of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself). ‘Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus.’ Having this wonderful privilege they are to fix their thoughts on Jesus as the Apostle and High Priest of the faith they confess. ‘Of our confession.’ He is the One Whom they confess before the world as their God-given Saviour and Lord, and in Whose name they live out their lives in the world revealing His glory, the One Whom they proclaim as the revelation of God in all His fullness, and the One Whom they declare to be the Master of their destinies. For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses. Hebrews 1:1-7 Christ is Greater Than The Angels. Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible. [ Katanoeesate (Greek #2657), often used by Luke, Paul's companion (Luke 12:24; Luke 12:27).]. So John 20:21, “As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” The twelve were the human apostles of Christ; Christ was the divine Apostle of God. ‘The Apostle.’ Using this word of Jesus may suggest that most of the Apostles were now dead so that he sees Jesus as the Apostle supreme, the heavenly Apostle, Who is, in His heavenly presence, as it were, taking their place. is added to preclude the possibility of error. To be brethren of Christ requires a life of righteousness ( Matthew 12:50), hence Paul calls these people by the term italicized. You have been long called out of Egypt and brought into the separate place in this wilderness world: be careful to be fit for the Divine indwelling. (2) Because the bringing of Israel into the promised rest, not finished by Moses, is accomplished by Him (Hebrews 4:1-11) through His being not merely leader and lawgiver as Moses, but also propitiatory High Priest (Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 5:10). Hebrews 3:9. Our St. Paul will now so unfold both as to confirm their view of the grandeur of the exaltation, and reconstruct their view of the equal grandeur and pathos of the humiliation. He is not the created thing, He is the Creator. Hebrews 3:18. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. He gives the Hebrews a proper caution, and enforces it with an affectionate compellation.1. A proper account of this matter was necessary; 1st, Because the title of Jesus to remove the Mosaic economy, and to substitute the gospel dispensation in its place, was founded on the power which he possessed as the Son of God and Heir of all things; 2d, Because many of the Jews, in the persuasion that the law of Moses was of perpetual obligation, and that its sacrifices were real atonements for sin, rejected Jesus as an impostor for pretending to abolish these institutions. â Ed. He was not the Savior of angels, but of sinners, of mankind, with whom He united Himself in the closest bonds, becoming a member of the human family, taking part with them in flesh and blood, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that Isaiah, the devil, and thus free His brethren from the tyranny of the king of terrors. 3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. If you think little of your Leader you will live but poor lives. Certain of them "kept not their first principality but left their proper habitation" (Jude 6). For that is where they are now destined for, the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10), the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22). Holy brethren.âUnited in one brotherhood in virtue of a common sonship (Hebrews 2:10) and of a common brotherhood (Hebrews 2:11) with Jesus, Him âthat sanctifiethâ (Hebrews 2:11). For they know Whom they have trusted! 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,”[ a] Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling.” What wonderful titles! He alone combines both offices which those two brothers held apart. The Lord, the Spirit, calls upon the Church, to pause, and contemplate, the Person of Jesus. as Christians; our whole confession of faith; Jesus Christ being the central figure and object in that confession and faith. Genre; Hortatory. Not simply as one we confess; for the word embraces all the truths and beings we confess as Christians; our whole confession of faith; Jesus Christ being the central figure and object in that confession and faith. Hebrews 1:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 1:3, NIV: "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven." Remember who it is you follow, with whom you are brethren. Verse by Verse Bible Study on www.thecloudchurch.org through the book of Hebrews, covering chapter 3 and verse one. Note also the same in 2 Peter 1:5-11: the great exhortation to diligence on our part, by such diligence making "our calling and election sure" (which is the great exhortation in Hebrews, is it not? 4:1. This is in contrast with Moses’ call to an earthly Utopia, a ‘land of milk and honey’. The next verse renders it probable that the two terms contain a reference to the special mission of Moses and the priesthood of Aaron; our Christian confession looks to One mediator. 1:2, 8). ), God grant that none of this congregation may be of that mind, who having named the name of Christ and being known as his people, continue to grieve him one way and another, to put him to the test by their doubts to make him angry by their sins. One Greek article to both: 'Him who is at once Apostle and High Priest'-Apostle, as Ambassador (higher than "angel" - messenger) sent by the Father (John 20:21), pleading the cause of God with us; High Priest, as pleading our cause with God. In view of the unutterable Grace that had formed such purposes toward their unworthy selves they are filled with rapturous thanksgiving. Think of Jesus. The Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.âThe best MSS. God calls us through the message of the Good News (. Hebrews 3:2-3. Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness? Those that fly to this doctrine and that, unsettled spirits, wandering stars, mere meteors of the night, these are not Christ’s, but we must hold the beginning of our faith steadfast unto the end. delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders) in that He is the One God sent to reveal the Father to humankind (cf. These two functions embrace not the whole of Christ’s work, but all that He did on earth (cf.Hebrews 1:1-4). Hebrews 2:1-9 God Put Jesus in Charge of Everything. “With them that had sinned” says the 17th verse, “to them that believed not” says the 18th verse. Hebrews 1:8-14 Jesus Authority is Established Over All Creation. Ð´Ð¾ Ð²ÑÑÐµ ÐµÐ³Ð¾. 1 Therefore, The “therefore” gathers truths from chapter 2. A Comparison Between Jesus and Moses, The One The Son Over The House, The Other The Servant In The House (Hebrews 3:1-6) ‘For this reason, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus.’. Keith Simons. After shedding His blood in a supreme sacriï¬ce, Jesus was qualiï¬ed to reenter the court of eternal glory, there to act as the High Priest for the Christians on the merits of His shed blood, even as the high priests in the Mosaic system entered the second court of the tabernacle and temple with the blood of animals. Our occupation and our calling henceforth is to serve the Lord. Heavenly calling - coming from heaven, and leading to heaven. So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. “Our belief in Christ (compare Matthew 16:16), which sets us apart from non-Christian Jews.”, 1.Wherefore, holy brethren, etc. John 6:29; John 6:40; John 17:18. Hebrews 3:17. My Christian brothers. Holy brethren. We here see our dignity: we have a God for the apostle and high priest of our religion. 13:1–2). He is not designated here "angel," in order to distinguish His nature from that of angels mentioned before, through He is "the Angel of the Covenant." Hebrews 3:1-6 is situated in the first major division of the letter (1:5-4:13). Wherefore, [ Hothen (Greek #3606)] - 'Whence;' i:e., Seeing we have such a sympathizing Helper, you ought to 'contemplate attentively,' fix your mind on Him, so as to profit by the contemplation (Hebrews 12:2). See John 3:12. Consider then ’ “the Apostle and high priest of our confession, Jesus,” the single article brackets the two designations and Bengel gives their sense: “ . Hebrews 3:1–19 Jesus Greater Than Moses 3 Therefore, holy brothers, 1 you who share in r a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, s the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, t just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s 2 house. Consider the Apostle — The messenger of God, sent immediately from him to preach that gospel to you which you profess to believe; the highest office this in the New Testament; and High-Priest — This was the highest function in the Old Testament church. But Christ was sent fromheaven by God!!! And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? Sinning and not believing seem to go together. You have had him introductorily presented in his twofold offices in the first two chapters. Verses 3 through 6 provide the basis for the exhortation. The purpose of the writer in this passage, as in the whole Epistle, is to encourage his readers in their allegiance to Christ and to save them from apostacy by exhibiting Christ as the final mediator. Hebrews 12:25. Christ Jesus. And the aim is therefore surely to undergird the verses which follow with the reminder of Jesus’ High Priestly work. Lesson 9: To Endure, Consider Jesus (Hebrews 3:1-6) Related Media. What God proclaims we 'confess.'. Study Hebrews 3 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He shews the awful State of Unbelief! Get an high idea of him as faithful unto God in everything. He has come directly from God. “In the word ‘heavenly’ there is struck for the first time, in words at least, an antithesis of great importance in the Epistle, that of this world and heaven, in other words, that of the merely material and transient, and the ideal and abiding. It is as though he were saying that there would be no new Apostles to look to, for those who knew Jesus in the flesh were dying out, but that they still have Jesus, Who is always there, Who is greater than them all, alive from the dead and living in their hearts. As Moses especially was the prophet by whom 'God in time past spake to the Fathers' (Hebrews 1:1), being mediator of the law, Paul shows that, great as was Moses, the Son of God is greater. Twice over we are warned of this, to avoid hardness of heart. Greek. , “consider,” “bring your mind to bear upon,” “observe so as to see the significance,” as in Luke 12:24, , though it is sometimes, as in Acts 11:6; Acts 27:39, used in its classical sense “perceive”. metochos. Partakers of, partners in a ‘calling’ that comes from heaven and leads to it, besides giving the tastes and spirit appropriate to our destiny (John 3:31; Matthew 3:2; Philippians 3:20), servants, therefore, and workers under a new and divine economy. 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Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews. He is greater than both Moses and Aaron. Of our profession—Or, rather, confession. Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Apostle and High Priest of our profession -, shaalach- “to send.” The word denoting “apostle” -, shaliyach- is derived; and it is not improbable that Moses would be regarded as being by way of eminence the one “sent” by God. By Him the Gospel was first promulgated. Here the charge is not to the outside world but to those whom he had called “holy brethren.” He drops the word “holy” for there are some brethren so called who would not deserve that name, and to them he speaks very pointedly, “Take heed, take heed, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief.” And how will that be shown? Holy brethren— Nowhere else is the epithet holy thus applied to brethren, although brethren is several times used in this epistle without the epithet. By wandering off, one way or another, away from the living God. They have been effectually called by Him and set apart to a heavenly life, both through enjoying ‘eternal life’, the life of ‘the world to come’, already in this life (John 5:24; 1 John 5:13), and by living by faith now in the heavenlies, in the spiritual realm, in Christ (Ephesians 1:3; Ephesians 2:4-7), as citizens of Heaven (Philippians 3:20), setting their minds on things above and not on things that are on earth (Colossians 3:2), until they are ‘led to glory’ (Hebrews 2:10) and finally reach Heaven itself (Hebrews 12:22). , here, is used very much in the sense of, , to denote the permanent state resulting from permanent obedience to the call, and which has solidified into the correlative. . Whereas Moses was faithful as a servant in this house of God, Christ was faithful as a son set over His Father’s house. as the Sent One (Apostle) that He might act on God’s behalf towards His people, and He was appointed High Priest that He might act on behalf of His people towards God. It is certainly partly in order to confirm that He is the complete Deliverer but it surely also has in mind that before Sinai Moses was both Trek Leader and ‘High Priest’ of Israel. c. Partakers of the heavenly calling: Because Jesus is committed to bringing many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10), we are partners in His heavenly calling. Hebrews 3:15. ÏÎ¿Î½Î¿Î¼Î¯Î±Ï, ÎºÎ±ÏÎ±Î½Î¿Î®ÏÎ±ÏÎµ ÏÎ¿á½ºÏ ÎºÏÏÎ±ÎºÎ±Ï, á¼ÏÎ¿ÏÏÎµÎ¯Î»Ï ÏÎµ ÏÏá½¸Ï ÏÎ±ÏÎ±Ï, á½ Î¼á½²Î½ Î´á½´ Î¼ÎÎ³Î±Ï á¼ÏÏÎ¹ÎµÏÎµá½ºÏ Ïá¿Ï á½Î¼Î¿Î»Î¿Î³Î¯Î±Ï, Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Isaiah 28:16 ; Ephesians 2:20 ).Upon him, is a system of English. The 17th verse, “ to them that believed not prepare for heaven them... ; Christians are called by God Hebrews | 0 comments by calling,.. If they are exhorted to `` walk worthily of the Church before the Father God!!. 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