Focus on What is Important–Hebrews 3 Part 1

The writer of Hebrews was exposing one of the enemy’s great tactics.  Exchange good for best.  The Hebrew nation was reverently devoted to Moses, the great liberator. He led the people of Israel out of Egypt, through the Red Sea and across the desert for forty years.  In that journey, Moses watched the people fail God time after time–still, he never wavered. As the great leader, Moses marched them to the entrance of the promised land, but, his own sin kept him from entering.  
So, the writer reminded the chosen people of Israel–“Moses is very good–BUT–Jesus created Moses.  Israel was so busy worshiping what God created, that they forgot that worship needs to focus on the creator–not the created. They clearly meant well,  and as men go, one would be hard pressed to find a more devoted follower of God. Still, there is no created thing ever greater than its creator.  That is why, both then and now, we are called to focus on our creator, not the created.
In present day, we do the same.  We get focused upon great preachers, great worship bands, beautiful churches, attendance, all great things and also great tools to point us to the our Lord; the author and perfecter of the faith. When, we focus on the created, however, it is a slow but inevitable spiral that sins us away from God and into the hands of our enemy. 
It is incumbent upon us to focus on Christ–the name above all names! His sacrifice, his resurrection and his advocacy on our behalf.  There has been, is, nor will ever be one that comparative to the amazing and powerful name of the Lord.  If we will remain focused upon him, we can still admire and enjoy all the things he provides to draw us to him–he simply reminds us that the focus must remain on God! Philippians 2 says it best–
“Therefore, God raised him to the highest place and gave him a name that is above every name–so that at the name of Jesus EVERY knee will bow; in heaven, on earth and below the earth–and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord–to the glory and praise of God the Father!” Phil 2:9-11
God Bless You

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. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,”[a] bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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