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March 6, 2019

Jesus, the Greater Moses

“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.” (Hebrews 3:1-3)

Moses was God’s servant; Jesus is God in the flesh. Moses led Israel out of bondage. Jesus leads people out of their bondage to sin and death. As followers of Jesus we are currently living in the wilderness (as Israel was), freed from the bondage of sin and death, and awaiting our entrance into the “eternal” Promised Land of Heaven. It is Yehoshua, or Jesus, who will take us there.

Before Moses died he said that God would one day raise up a “prophet” like him and that the people should listen to him (Deuteronomy 18:15). This is the claim the Jewish people made after Jesus fed the five thousand in John 6:14, “When the people saw the sign that He had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!”

God, through Moses, gave the people manna in the wilderness, but Jesus is the true bread from heaven that gives life to the world. Moses received the Law from God on Mount Sinai, and Jesus gave a deeper understanding when He taught the people from the mountain in Matthew 5-7.

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the people were astonished because He was teaching as one who had authority. Jesus, as the greater Moses, spoke the words from God and then lived them out. We should listen to Him. In fact, that is what God said on the Mount of Transfiguration, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him” (Matthew17:5).

Question: Do you hear His voice?

Challenge: Look at John 10:27,28 and meditate on its implications.

Prayer: Jesus, Help me hear you in what I read in your word and through your Spirit.

Tony Graffanino, Chapel Leader -- White Sox Spring Training


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