greater honor than Moses

Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. [Hebrews 3:3 NIV]

Interesting to note that the words translated as honor in this verse are actually two different Greek words. The first, doxēs, carries with it a sense of something glorious. The second, timēn, denotes a sense of value. Great descriptors when comparing the the ministries of Moses and Jesus.

Moses was such a great leader. One of the greatest of all time. His ministry stands above those that follow him in the Old Testament. He was a revered leader then and still today. Yet his ministry was built on the ministry of God the Son working through him. This is why Jesus is honored more.

As with Moses, our ministry rests on the idea that God, the divine builder, is working in and through us. Consequentially anything we do is of lesser value because we are building on the foundation that Jesus has already laid. In that sense we are merely building on top of what he has already built.

You are worthy Jesus Christ. Of honor. Praise. Glory. Of all we have and are.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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