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Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Be faithful to the One who appointed you

He was faithful to the one who appointed him

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He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was in all God’s household.  (Hebrew 3: 2) (KJV)

In Numbers 12:7, God gives this testimony to Moses: My servant Moses – is faithful in all my house; and to this testimony the apostle alludes. House not only means the place where a family dwells, but also the family itself. The whole congregation of Israel was the house or family of God, and God is represented as dwelling among them; and Moses was his steward, and was faithful in the discharge of his office; strictly enforcing the Divine rights; zealously maintaining God’s honour; carefully delivering the mind and will of God to the people; proclaiming His promises, and disapproving his judgments, with the most inflexible integrity, though often at the risk of his life.

Jesus Christ has his house – the whole great family of mankind, for all of whom he offered his sacrificial blood to God; and the Christian Church, which is especially his own household, is composed of his own children and servants, among and in whom he lives and constantly resides. He has been faithful to the trust reposed in him as the apostle of God; He has faithfully proclaimed the will of the Most High; justified the Divine honour against the corrupters of God’s worship; testified against them at the continual hazard of his life; and, at last, not only died as a victim to cancel sin, but also as a martyr to his faithfulness. Christ’s faithfulness, says Leigh, consists in this: “That He has as fully revealed unto us the doctrine of the Gospel, as Moses did that of the law; and that He hath faithfully performed and fulfilled all the types of Himself and all the things signified by Moses’ ceremonies, as Moses hath faithfully and distinctly set them down.”

But there is a sense given to the word נאמן neeman, Numbers 12:7, which we translate faithful, by several of the Jewish writers, which is well worthy of note: it signifies, say they, “one to whom secrets are confided, with the utmost confidence of their being safely and conscientiously kept.” The secret of God was with Moses, but all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge were in Christ. Life and immortality were comparatively secrets till Christ revealed and illustrated them, and even the Divine nature was but little known, and especially the Divine philanthropy, till Jesus Christ came; and it was Jesus alone who declared that God whom no man had ever seen. Moses received the secrets of God, and faithfully taught them to the people; Jesus revealed the whole will of God to mankind. Moses was thus faithful to a small part of mankind, viz. the Jewish people; but in this sense Jesus was faithful to all mankind: for he was the light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of his people Israel.

Abad of Jesus Christ,

  Stulo Robinson.S.

 

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