Digging Deeper – September 18, 2018
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
“Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a Son.”
Hebrews 3:5-6 ESV
JESUS IS FAITHFUL TO HIS FAMILY
A company felt like it was time for a shake-up, so they hired a new CEO. This new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know he meant business! The CEO walked up to the guy and asked, “And how much money do you make a week?” A little surprised, the young fellow looked at him and replied, “I make $300.00 a week?” The CEO then handed the guy $1,200 in cash and screamed, “Here’s four weeks pay, now get out and don’t come back!” Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-off did here?” With a sheepish grin, one of the other workers muttered, “Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.”
Many of us in leadership know it’s often difficult to find consistent and faithful hard workers. When Hebrews 3 was written, Moses was the greatest example of human faithfulness known to the Jewish nation. And if the writer could prove that Jesus was greater than Moses, he could prove the superiority of the Christian faith over Judaism. So Hebrews argues that Moses was faithful as a servant but Jesus was faithful as a Son. Jesus wasn’t just a faithful worker in the house, He was a faithful owner of the house.
Jesus faithfully came in the flesh; faithfully resisted temptations; faithfully suffered
beatings; faithfully allowed His hands to be nailed to the cross; faithfully became sin for
us; faithfully died for us; and now faithfully intercedes for us…He is faithful to His family.
Some of you are business leaders and have read the book “From Good to Great,” and it challenged you to let go of what was simply good in pursuit of what was great. God was challenging the people who were clinging to the good of their Jewish roots to let go in exchange for the greatness of following Jesus. Are there any good things in your life holding you back from God’s best? Perhaps your good job is keeping you too busy to do some greater things God has for you. Or maybe some good investments are keeping you from greater spiritual investments and giving. Ask God to show you anything that’s good that may be in the way of His greatness for you.