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Jesus Is Greater Than Moses

3 1So all of you should think about Jesus. God sent Jesus to us, and he is the high priest* of our faith. I tell this to you, my holy* brothers [and sisters], you were all called by God. 2God sent Jesus to us and made him our high priest. And Jesus was faithful to God like Moses was. He did everything God wanted him to do in God's house (family). 3When a man builds a house, people will honor the man more than the house. It is the same with Jesus. Jesus should have more honor than Moses. 4Every house is built by some person. But God built everything. 5Moses was faithful in all God's house (family) like a servant. He told people the things that God would say in the future. 6But Christ is faithful in ruling God's house like a Son. We [believers] are God's house (family). We are God's house if we continue to be sure and proud of the great hope we have.

We Must Continue to Follow God

7So it is like the Holy Spirit* says: "If you hear God's voice today, 8don't be stubborn like in the past, when you were against God. That was the day you tested God in the desert. 9For 40 years in the desert your people saw the things I did. But they tested me and my patience. 10So I was angry with those people. I said, 'Those people's thoughts are always wrong. Those people have never understood my ways.' 11So I was angry and made a promise: 'Those people will never enter and have my rest.*'" Psalm 95:7-11

12So, brothers [and sisters], be careful that none of you is sinful, and refuses to believe, and stops following the living God. 13But encourage each other every day. Do this while it is "today."* Help each other so that none of you will become hardened because of sin and the way sin fools people. 14We all share together with Christ. This is true if we continue until the end to have the sure faith we had in the beginning. 15This is what that Scripture* said: "If you hear God's voice today, don't be stubborn like in the past when you were against God." Psalm 95:7-8

16Who were those people who heard God's voice and were against him? It was all those people that Moses led out of Egypt. 17And who was God angry with for 40 years? God was angry with those people who sinned. Those people died in the desert. 18And what people was God talking to when he promised that they would never enter and have his rest*? God was talking about those people who did not obey him. 19So we see that those people were not allowed to enter and have God's rest. Why? Because they did not believe.

high priest Most important priest for God's people. holy God's people are holy because they are made pure through Christ and belong only to God. Spirit, Holy Spirit Also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the Comforter. Joined with God and Christ, he does God's work among people in the world. rest A place of rest God promised to give his people. today This word is taken from verse 7. It means that it is important to do these things now, while we still have the opportunity. Scripture Part of the Holy Writings--Old Testament.

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