Today’s text contains much blessing, encouragement, and admonition.

The scriptures consistently exhort us to hold fast and remain true to the end. 

Read over today’s text below and note the revealing titles and descriptions given of Jesus… Apostle, High Priest, faithful, more worthy than Moses, a Son over His own house. Also notice the commands given to the believer… Consider, hold fast… What is the significance of each of these terms?

Hebrews 3:1–6 (NKJV) 1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3 For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. 

Today’s text concludes with a conditional phrase, “if we hold fast”. No matter what life throws at us or how difficult the road we are on becomes, we must keep our courage and remain confident in the hope Jesus offers us. Our confidence cannot be in ourselves or our ability to perform. Our confidence must be in Christ alone. And as long as this is the case, we will remain strong spiritually and finish our race with joy. The truth is that only Jesus is totally faithful and true. Everyone else fails, including you and me.

Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named FAITHFUL AND TRUE, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was THE WORD OF GOD.” (Revelation 19:11–13, NLT) 

                                                                                   Pastor Mike