Jesus Is Greater than Moses
(1) Therefore, my holy brothers and sisters in God who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we confess as our apostle and high priest. (2) He was faithful to God who commissioned him, just as Moses was faithful in all of God’s house. (3) But Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. (4) For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of all things. (5) Moses was a faithful servant in all God’s house, bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. (6) But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are God’s house, if we hold strong to our confidence of faith and the hope in which we boast.
Do Not Harden Your Hearts
(7) As the Holy Spirit says in Psalm 95:7-11, “Today if you hear his voice, (8) do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness, (9) when your ancestors tested me, even though they saw what I did for 40 years. (10) That is why I was angry with that generation and said, ‘Their hearts were always going astray, and they did not obey my ways.’ (11) So I declared an oath in my anger, ‘They will never enter my rest.’ ”
(12) My brothers and sisters, be alert that none of you develops a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. (13) Instead, encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that no believer will be hardened by sin’s deception. (14) For we have been blessed to share in Christ—that is, as long as we hold strong to our original conviction of faith to the very end.
(15) Again, as the Holy Spirit says in Psalm 95:7-8, “Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” (16) For all those who heard and rebelled against God were those that Moses had led out of Egypt. (17) Because they sinned, it was the people of Israel with whom God was angry for 40 years, and their bodies fell dead and perished in the wilderness. (18) And so God determined that the disobedient people of Israel would never enter his rest. (19) Because of their unbelief, they were not able to enter God’s rest.