Hebrews Chapter 3

Hebrews 3

1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

2Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

3For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

4For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

5And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

6But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

7Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

8Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

9When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.

10Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.

11So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

12Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

14For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

15While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

16For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

18And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?

19So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

 

22 thoughts on “Hebrews Chapter 3

  1. v18 ” And to whom did God sware that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?” v19 “So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unnbelief?” NIV
    This scripture points out that unbelief and disobedience are the same. So how can we say that we believe if we don’t obey? I want the promises that God has for me and they are mine if I believe!!

  2. v13 But exhort one another daily whole it is
    called today”
    Thank you Pastor and Sis. Watts also thank you
    church family for sharing your commets. I’m encouraged , comfort strengthen, and enrich
    with God”s word. I learn something new every day. We are responsible and need each other
    ( I need you)while it is called today.
    ” The Night Cometh, When No Man Can Work”

  3. 13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

    This is very true. We must pray for one another each day.

  4. v13..but exort one another daily,while it is called Today;lest any of you be hardended through to the deceitfulness of sin. well its all about us body of Christ being constant in all we do.keep on reading the word first thing,keep on praying,believing,obeying,because this talks about stuburness,surelly i dont want to be that,but i think we all have some stuburness in us.like paul said:the things i hate i do…….v15 while it is said:To day if we hear his voice,harden not your hearts,as in the provocation.Lord,forgive all those times that you have talk to me,and i ignore.my prayer for us is:to have a willing heart,an open ear and wisdom…..

  5. So often we think of unbelief as a “personal” thing, its my life, its my choice, I dont believe that way or I dont believe that. We must again be reminded how GOD views “unbelief”.

    12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

    An evil heart is how the LORD describes unbelief. We are continually admonished throughout the bible to believe, we could literally call the bible the book of beliefs.

    The authors final comment in chapter 3 indicates there is an actual hinderance to the progress and possessing of the Church that comes as a result of unbelief.

    19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

    BE Church
    Believe GOD

  6. (NIV)13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

    ** we need to encourage each other spitually so that there is not a soul that is lost **

  7. 5And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;

    6But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

    Key Words that spoke to me:
    Faithfulness for a testimony, hold fast, strong and sure with confidence and rejoicing in hope, not wavering unto the end.

  8. V15 this poignant appeal once directed to Israel how is directed to any who might be tempted to forsake the good news and return to the old ways.

  9. As exampled in this chapter the Israelites whom the Lord deivered from bondage, lost trust and confidence in God so much so that it grieved God and He swore that they would not enter into His rest. Therefore they wandered in the wilderness until they died off. “Lord help us not to lose confidence in trust in the promises and prophecies that have come to POFW that you would cause us to wander and never see the promised land of harvest for our region.”

  10. This chapter speaks of foolishness. We must pray that we never become to; stubborn, proud or arrogant to bow and repent before the Lord, No one is worthy without Christ. We must help one another, encourage one another, pray with one another and seek God for one another while we can (Today). We must do our part so that no one is left behind, we must Be-Church. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  11. And when he swore that they’d never get where they were going, wasn’t he talking to the ones who turned a deaf ear? They never got there because they never listened, never believed.

    ever wonder why it feels like your not getting anywhere? this verse explains a lot.

  12. The unbelief of the Old Testament is still a very real problem today-especially as we get nearer to the Lord’s return. Jesus asked if he would even find faith at that time as well.

    Encouraging each other to hold fast to what we believe, HEARING exhortation from our Pastor or elders and not removing the ancient landmarks gets more necessary each day!

    Pray for souls in this nation to hold fast to the doctrine first delivered to the saints!

  13. It is our exhortation to one another that keps us from being dceivd by sin. Sin has a way of speparating individuals from the saints of God, causing the individual to feel like the church is against them. We must understand that these opportunities to err from the faith will be ever present until the Lord comes back for His bride. So we have a responsibility to each other… not to judge or condemn but to exhort and encourage. One word of encouragement could be the difference between someone being decieved to unbelief or being pushed to another level of faith.

  14. Faith will bring you to the place of rest and give everlasting life. Without faith it is impossible to please God. And you can’t just stop at faith because faith without works is dead!

    We must be sensitive to the voice of God. Listening to what He wants from us and being a willing vessel for him to use at all times.
    But don’t get upset and hurt the day that you feel “used” if you didn’t really mean what you said. If you can use anything Lord you can use me shouldn’t be said lightly but with heart and a mind set that is ready to go when he says go!
    Be Church and Be Used by God

  15. Do not let your heart become hardened. The Israelites were so convinced that God couldn’t deliver them that they simply lost their faith in him. People with hardened hearts are so stubbornly set in their ways that they cannot turn to God. This can happen gradually; it is the result of a series of choices to disregard God’s will. This is a warning to us that those who resist God long enough, God will toss aside like hardened bread, useless and worthless. By rejecting God’s provision and not enduring in our faith, we will miss the opportunity for spiritual rest. Lack of trust in God always prevents us from receiving his best. Because Christ lives in us as believers, we can remain courageous and hopeful to the end. Without this enduring faithfulness, we could easily be blown away by the winds of temptation, false teaching, or persecution.

  16. v For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

    If God builds it, then NO wolf can blow it down.

  17. Verses 1-4 in the Message version say….

    “So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. He’s the centerpiece of everything we believe, faithful in everything God gave him to do. Moses was also faithful, but Jesus gets far more honor. A builder is more valuable than a building any day. Every house has a builder, but the Builder behind them all is God.”

    I love where it says…..”Jesus is the centerpiece of everything we believe”

  18. 1-6 So, my dear Christian friends, companions in following this call to the heights, take a good hard look at Jesus. He’s the centerpiece of everything we believe, faithful in everything God gave him to do. Moses was also faithful, but Jesus gets far more honor. A builder is more valuable than a building any day. Every house has a builder, but the Builder behind them all is God. Moses did a good job in God’s house, but it was all servant work, getting things ready for what was to come. Christ as Son is in charge of the house. (MSG)

    This reminds me of Pastor’s past sermons of how it starts in the house. Our lives should be focused on God in doing His will and Be Church.

  19. 4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

    It captured my curousity the two different tense of verbs. When he refers to the house man builds is used “builded” which is a transitive verb that always needs a direct object; but when He spoke about what God built, the verb “built” is past participle of build, that can be used as an adjective to the object and a permanent past accion. Why the grammar lesson? Simple, everything man build is in constant change therefore transitive, never permanent. While God and His methods of construction NEVER change, are permanent and does not waiver. His word is so perfect that even the grammar describes His meaning.

  20. 13But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

    So very few times people take the time to do this. I thank God for a church that does take the time to do this…

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