Hebrews 3: Home – Entering His Rest

For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.  Hebrews 3:4

1 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. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 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.

Jesus is superior to Moses, just as the person who plans, designs, builds, and pays for a house is greater than a butler who serves in it.

The Danger of Unbelief; 3:7-19

Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today

7 So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice,

8 do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the wilderness,

9 where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did.

10 That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’

11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.‘ ”

12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. 15 As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”

16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed ? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

1st section

[I’ve had many dreams about houses.  In my dream, I am look at houses as a potential buyer.  I think it is a prophetic dream.  Most of the times, it did not reflect reality.  Then, one day, we bought a house.  But still in my dream, I’m looking at houses.

Waldine wanted me to buy her house to continue her legacy as an art teacher.  I liked her old house but said no.  Then, I painted the Walton’s house.  I know that it is the house that I desire. It’s not the building itself but the family that I want to belong to.  But the house itself — is a reflection of the family with its wrap around …


Through the home, Earl Hamner told a story about his home.

2nd section about warning.  2nd half – warning about the danger of unbelief.  Not being able to enter the rest (home) God himself promised.  We need to encourage each other.