Gods House

Christ has built all things in Gods house. For this is not to be understood of God and of the creation of the world. But of all things in it is made by him.

Hebrews 3:4

“For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.”

God’s house of hope means dwelling in a house built by God. No one else could build something as magnificent as God’s dwelling place. If anyone can create something good out of us, it would be God.

Psalm 127:1

“Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Told about in the Old Testament, the overseer of God’s house was the servant Moses. The law of God that came through Moses formed and shaped the Hebrew people. Moses’ teachings gave the Jews their government, their culture and their spiritual life.

The house is a metaphor for God’s people, the church. The church includes both old covenant and new covenant believers. As mediator of the old covenant, Moses represents the house itself. He, because of his solidarity with Israel, is the house. He has great honor as God’s faithful servant in the house. But in the end, he is only a servant.

Message form God

Jesus is that Messiah. Jesus is called the builder of the house because He is God Himself. God is supreme as the Architect and Creator of all things, both in the physical world and in His new creation, the church.

God’s unconditional grace is conditionally maintained by a people’s steady obedience to God. Hebrews preaches a covenant-keeping faith that depends on a close working partnership between an ever-faithful God and a faithful people.

Those who fail God are removed from God’s house, and so also from the hope of promised blessings mediated by the Holy Spirit. Biblical religion does not subscribe to a do-it-yourself spirituality. Believers are called by God into partnership with Christ.

God is a choice we make because God’s Word does not deceive us; evil does.

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