“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. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.”
If you’ve ever had the joy of selling a home, you know it can be a real process. There are so many variables to consider when setting a sale price. You have to factor in the market trends, the location and even look at comparable homes in the area. Whether you’re selling your home or just living in it, one of the most important ingredients to the quality of a home is the builder. Did he or she go the extra mile to make sure the home was built with care and quality? Did they do the bare minimum and cut corners where they thought no one would notice or did they fill the home with upgrades and custom work that would bring joy and pride to the owners?
Who is building your life? Are you a DIYer – reading self-help books, listening to your heart and going it alone based on what feels right? Are you covering over areas of pain and brokenness with a little smile and bluster, hoping no one steps wrong and notices the structural weaknesses?
Or are you relying on the master builder? Are you willing to invest what you have to attain far more than you can afford? Every house is built by someone. And though you might not always be able to see the differences from the curb compared to someone who is faking it, it is worth handing over what you have to the one who really knows what to do with it. Christ is faithful to build in us more than we could ever do on our own. And when we are faithful to rely on Him and act in obedience to His plans we will not only end up with security, shelter and comfort but we can open up and make it available to others as well.
Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Today’s post is by Jon Price