Believing in God or Believing God
by Joseph Franks
Hebrews 3:1-6 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.
There are many people who believe in God. Satan, Cain and Judas fit within this category. However, there are some people who both believe in God, and they believe God. These people have received God’s divine revelation, heard his will, and have decided to follow his wise commands. Such people are men and women of “faith” who prove to be so because they “faithful.”
Jesus was a faithful man of faith. The Father presented his will to his Son, and it was perfectly followed to the end.
Moses was a faithful man of faith. He was not sinless as was Christ, but he finished strong and was given a great commendation by God.
Are you and I growing in our faith and faithfulness? This will characterize us if we are indeed in the “house of God.” This will characterize us if we are indeed “sharing in the heavenly calling.” Oh, we will have our faithless moments. There will be times when we strike the rock when we have been commanded to speak to the rock. However, if we are in Christ, we will endure to the end, and we will see steady progress in our being men and women of faith.
May God help us to believe in him and to believe him.
Here are some thoughts for your prayer time today:
1. Lord, please help me to be more faithful in reading your Word so I can hear your voice.
2. Lord, please help me not to be just hearer but also a doer of your Word.
3. Lord, please show me the ways that I disobeyed your will yesterday, proving that I believe in you but do not believe what you say.
4. Lord, help me to be known by you, and also by others who watch, as a person faithful in your house. May my name being written in conjunction with Jesus and Moses.
5. Lord, I rejoice in the truth that when we are faithless, you are faithful and will not deny yourself or your own children. (2 Timothy 2:13)