從希伯來書看『唯獨基督』(3)                                                                                            10/14/12
Examine “Christ Alone” through Hebrews (3)

(B) 超越的基督(1) -祂比摩西、約書亞更尊貴
(B) The Transcendental Christ (1) - He is More Honorable Than Moses and Joshua

 經文 希三-希四:11
Scripture: Hebrews 3 - Hebrews 4:11

背誦經文1同蒙天召的聖潔弟兄啊,你們應當思想我們所認為使者、為大祭司的耶穌。 2 祂為那設立祂的盡忠,如同摩西在 神的全家盡忠一樣。 3 祂比摩西算是更配多得榮耀,好像建造房屋的比房屋更尊榮。(3:1-3)

Memory Verses: 1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3 For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. (Hebrews 3:1-3)

(一)基督為兒子,親自治理祂的家
Christ as a Son over His own house

       -比在神家中全然盡忠的摩西更尊貴
He is more honorable than Moses, who was faithful in all His house

      1同蒙天召的聖潔弟兄啊,你們應當思想我們所認為使者、為大祭司的耶穌。 2 祂為那設立祂的盡忠,如同摩西在 神的全家盡忠一樣。 3 祂比摩西算是更配多得榮耀,好像建造房屋的比房屋更尊榮; 4 因為房屋都必有人建造,但建造萬物的就是 神。 5 摩西為僕人,在 神的全家誠然盡忠,為要證明將來必傳說的事。 6 但基督為兒子,治理 神的家;我們若將可誇的盼望和膽量堅持到底,便是祂的家了。 (3:1-6) 
1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, 2 who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. 3 For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. 5 And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, 6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. (Hebrews 3:1-6)

(二) 基督為安息日的主,在祂裡面才可能有真實的安息
Christ is the Lord of the Sabbath, only in Him we have true rest

        比帶領百姓進入應許之地的約書亞更有能力
He is more powerful than Joshua, who led the Israelites into the promised land

      8 若是約書亞已叫他們享了安息,後來 神就不再提別的日子了。 9 這樣看來,必另有一安息日的安息為 神的子民存留。 10 因為那進入安息的,乃是歇了自己的工,正如 神歇了他的工一樣。 11 所以,我們務必竭力進入那安息,免得有人學那不信從的樣子跌倒了。(4:8-11) 
8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from His works as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:8-11)

      又對他們說:「安息日是為人設立的,人不是為安息日設立的。所以,人子也是安息日的主。」(2:27-28)
27 And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. 28 Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.” (Mark 2:27-28)

(三)希伯來書作者的勸誡
Exhortation of the Author of the Book of Hebrews

         第二次的警告:不可硬著心不信,要竭力進入『那』安息 (3:7-19)
The Second Warning: Do not harden your hearts, but be diligent to enter “that” rest. (Hebrews 3:7-19)

      12 弟兄們,你們要謹慎,免得你們中間或有人存著不信的惡心,把永生 神離棄了。 13 總要趁著還有今日,天天彼此相勸,免得你們中間有人被罪迷惑,心裏就剛硬了。 14 我們若將起初確實的信心堅持到底,就在基督裏有分了。 (3:12-14)
12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today”, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end. (Hebrews 3:12-14)

【問題回饋】
Feedback Questions

1      希伯來書作者為什麼在此強調基督比摩西、約書亞更尊貴?這對廾一世紀的你我又有何意義?

Why did the author of the book of Hebrew stress that Christ is more honorable than Moses and Joshua? What does it mean to you and me in the 21st century?

2      希伯來書作者第二個警告的主要內容是什麼?我們當如何行才可避免落入他所提及的失敗?

What is the gist of the second warning from the author of the book of Hebrews? What shall we do to avoid the failure that he mentioned?