WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
“but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a Son.”
Hebrews 3:6 ESV
JESUS INVITES ME INTO HIS FAMILY
Bible teacher Ray Stedman told about visiting a ranch in Montana. At first, Ray knew only the son of one of the ranch hands. When he visited, they were restricted from the main house, and they rode the old “nags” when they went horseback riding. Then, Ray says, he became friends with the owner’s son. Now it was a whole new experience. They had free run of the ranch and could go wherever they pleased. When they rode horses, they rode the best horses. That’s the difference between a servant and a son.
Moses was faithful “as a servant,” but “Christ” was faithful “as a Son.” The Son has a position of privilege over the house. The house that Jesus is building is a family. Being a part of that family comes with privileges and an inheritance that does not belong to those outside of the family. Peter describes believers “as living stones, (that) are being built up as a spiritual house.” (1Pe 2:5)
Make a list of things that characterize the difference between being in a family and being outside of a family. How do you think your biological family reflected the way God wants our Christian family to function? Have you accepted Jesus’ invitation to be a part of His family? If not accept His invitation today and tell Jesus that you want to be a part and you want the privileges that come with being in His family. If you have already done that, ask God how He wants to grow your relationship with other members of God’s family.