Living Lent 2020 — March 9


Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory (Hebrews 3:1-6).


Houses do all kinds of things. They shelter us from the elements, keep us safe, and provide the backdrop for a lifetime of memories, just to name a few. But houses are more than buildings where people life. “House” can also be a metaphor for the people who live there. In that way, “house” really becomes “family.” For instance, Luke described Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem because they “belonged to the house and line of David” (Luke 2:4).

Here are a few truths about those of us who belong to the house and line of Jesus:

  • We are brothers and sisters, a holy relationship
  • We share a heavenly calling
  • We have a great high priest, Jesus who was and is faithful in every way
  • We can hold confidently to our hope in Him


Think about the people who share your house — your physical dwelling place or your church family — and your current relationship with them. Is there someone you should invite to have a cup of coffee or to share a meal so you can catch up and encourage each other?

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