The author of the book of Hebrews is speaking to the church when admonishing with the words…consider Jesus. It is a catalyst for self examination. Our hope must rest in this Jesus who is greater than Moses. It allows the option of listening to the heavenly calling and sharing in all that it has to offer. We have Jesus, Apostle and High Priest, bringing God to us and us to God.
Confidence comes not from making life choices that seam to work well, but making choices that come from time spent with the Lord. Confidence comes when we know this Jesus as… in history past as the once-for-all perfect sacrifice; in times present as the Ambassador of God the Father; and in the future as one who keeps all of the promises made to the church.
Consider Jesus is not just an evangelistic term used to present the Gospel to unbelievers, but a life long requirement for every believer.
Read 1 Corinthians 3:1-23 and answer the following questions:
In Paul’s example to the Corinthian church who is the building (those who plant) and who is the builder (the one who gives growth)?
What will be the difference between building on the foundation with wood, hay and straw or gold, silver and precious stones?
What is the main idea in regards to receiving the offered rewards?