“1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6But 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.”
Moses was a faithful servant, but reluctant too. Think about the things he was asked to do: as a commoner go demand stuff from the Pharaoh, stand up and commit to calling down plagues, race to a body of water as the escape route as a murderous army was behind him, reluctantly lead a rebellious people, bind his son up for sacrifice…. Yet, he committed the worst of sins too.
We’re like Moses – committed to sin, reluctant flowers of God’s will for us, often lacking the strength to carry his will out.
“1 Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus. 6 …And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.”
Though we struggle, though we fail, we need to hold onto the courage and hope of Christ, even when the odds seem impossible, even when what’s being asked seems horrific. We are Christ’s house. He built us, he loves us more than we love ourselves, he will protect us.
Live in the courage and hope He gives us, even in the darkest of times. We can choose to rest in the arms of our Lord, in the security of His love, or we choose to go it alone.