HE WHO BUILT THE HOUSE
The Apostle Paul gives his second warning to hear the Lord. Here He makes a comparison between Moses and Christ. Moses was a great man among the Jews, however, Moses warned them about unfaithfulness. He mentions another “prophet” that would come.
Paul points out that Christ is the builder of the house and therefore, worthy of more honor than Moses who was only a servant in the house. Therefore, Jesus should be heard and obeyed.
I. THE SERVANT
A. The Chief of the Prophets.
1. Moses is faithful in all of God’s house, Numbers 12:7, “My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.”
2. God spoke with Moses “mouth to mouth,” Numbers 12:8, “With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
3. Moses even saw the “similitude of the LORD.” Numbers 12:8, “With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”
B. In the NT he is “the representative of the law.”
1. “The Law” is the first five (5) books of the Bible, the Pentateuch.
2. That is the Law of Moses, written by him under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
C. Moses is a type of Christ, John 1:45, “Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
D. Moses is the only character in the Old Testament to whom Christ likens himself, Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19, “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.” Acts 7:37, “This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.”
II. THE SON
A. This title occurs thirty-seven times in the New Testament.
1. The sonship of Christ denotes his equality with the Father, John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.” 1 John 5:7, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
2. To call Christ the Son of God is to assert His true and proper divinity, John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
3. He is the Son of God as to his divine nature, while as to his human nature he is the Son of David, Romans 1:3-4, “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh. 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”
a. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary who was in the royal line of King David.
b. Jesus’ Father is the God of Heaven; therefore He is the Son of God.
4. Christ was the Son of God before his incarnation, Galatians 4:4, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.”
B. Christ is the maker of the house.
1. Moses was but a member in the house as a servant, Hebrews 3:5, “And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after.”
2. Moses was a minister in the house.
a. He was instrumental under Christ in governing the house.
b. He was instrumental under Christ in edifying the house, John 5:46, “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.”
C. Christ was the master of this house, as well as the maker.
1. Christ is the maker of all things, Hebrews 3:4, “For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.”
2. Christ, as the Son, was over His own house, Hebrews 3:6, “But 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.”
While Moses is help in high esteem, Christ is worthy of more glory in that He is the builder of the house. He is the Son of God.
Moses dealt with the symbols and types; however, the real thing has come to pass. Jesus is the promised Messiah and great High Priest of our profession.