Jesus Our Apostle and High Priest

1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession: Jesus, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also Moses was in all his house.

3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, because he who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but he who built all things is God. 5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, as a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken, 6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house. We are his house, if we hold fast our confidence and the pride of our hope firm to the end.

Do Not Harden Your Hearts

7 Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,

“Today if you will hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
as in the day of the trial in the wilderness,
9 where your fathers tested me and tried me,
and saw my deeds for 40 years.
10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation,
and said, ‘They always err in their heart,
but they did not know my ways.’
11 As I swore in my wrath,
‘They will not enter into my rest.’ ” a

The Dangers of Unbelief

12 Beware, brothers, lest there might be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God; 13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called “today”, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence firm to the end, 15 while it is said,

“Today if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts,
as you did in the rebellion.” a

16 For who, when they heard, rebelled? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt led by Moses? 17 With whom was he displeased for 40 years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 To whom did he swear that they would not enter into his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 We see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief.

a Psalm 95:7-11
b Psalm 95:7-8

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