A Son Over
His Own House
Hebrews 3:1-6
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Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High
Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also
Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than
Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For
every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily
was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be
spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast
the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. (Hebrews 3:1-6 KJV)
Jesus is:


Christ is the Greek for the Hebrew Messiah, the Anointed One. The Hebrew was used of Saul
and David as the anointed ones of God to be king. Jesus is thus declared to be the King of king,
and the Lord of lords by this title.

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus,
whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:36 KJV)


Apostle is Greek for one who is sent, an ambassador, an emissary. As the twelve were chosen
and selected by Christ to be His emissaries, so Jesus was chosen and selected by God to be
His Emissary, presenting the terms of the gospel unto the world.

High Priest

The High Priest of the Jews offered the sacrifice for the sins of the people on The Day of
Atonement (Yom Kippur). Jesus offered the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.

And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices,
which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins
for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be
made his footstool. (Hebrews 10:11-13 KJV)


As Moses was faithful in all his house, so Jesus was faithful in all that the Father appointed
unto Him. Being an example unto us, that we too should be faithful in all things.

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise
of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all
acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the
living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things
command and teach. (1 Timothy 4:8-11 KJV)

Counted Worthy

Moses was idolized for his work’s sake. Jesus, however, accomplished much more, and is far

Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches,
and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which
is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that
are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that
sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said,
Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and
ever. (Revelation 5:12-14 KJV)

A Son

In this instance, a Son is used in contrast to a servant. There is a distinct difference in position
and power. Moses was a servant of God, but Jesus is the Son of God.

Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he
be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even
so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: But when
the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under
the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of
sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,
crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an
heir of God through Christ. (Galatians 4:1-7 KJV)

Our Profession

Our Profession is what we profess to be, not only by our words, but more importantly by our
actions. Our lives show what and who we are. Those who accept Jesus as Christ, Apostle and
High Priest, He who is faithful, and He who  is to be counted worthy of all glory, honor and
praise, will be obedient in their lives to the teachings of their Lord and Savior.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he
that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord,
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the
rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it
fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine,
and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the
sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that
house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended
these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one
having authority, and not as the scribes. (Matthew 7:21-29 KJV)

The House of Christ/God

House can be used of either the edifice in which we live, or of the household – the people which
comprise the family and servants. Figuratively, we are living stones in the house of God, the
edifice. Literally, we comprise the household of God through the adoption of the regeneration.

But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house
of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:
15 KJV)

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up
spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5 KJV)

For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Every edifice is built by someone. They do not appear on their own. Every household was
established by someone. They do not appear on their own. The world was built by God. It did
not appear on its own. We did not become the house of God on our own; we are the
workmanship of God.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not
of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians
2:8-10 KJV)

… if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your
sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he
saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from
above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die
in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:21-24 KJV)

See Also: Ro 1:7; 15:8; 1Co 1:2; Eph 4:1; Php 3:14; 2Th 1:11; 2Ti 1:9; Heb 2:17; 4:14; 5:5; 6:
20; 8:1; 9:11; 10:21; 2Pe 1:10; Nu 12:7; 1Sa 12:6; Heb 3:5; Zec 6:12; Mt 16:18; Eph 2:10; 3:
9; Heb 1:2; Ex 14:31; Nu 12:7; De 3:24; 18:15,18-19; Jos 1:2; 8:31; Heb 3:2; Mt 10:22; 24:
13; Ro 5:2; 1Co 3:16; 6:19; 2Co 6:16; Eph 2:21-22; Col 1:23; 1Ti 3:15; Heb 1:2; 3:14; 6:11;
10:35; 1Pe 2:5