- He was faithful (pistós) to Him who appointed (poiéō) Him, as Moses also was in all His house (oikos). - Hebrews 3:2
Faithful (pistós) means to be worthy of responsibility. Moses was faithful in all His house is drawn from Numbers 12:7 — “My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household.” The term house (oikos) refers to a group of people, not a building. That Moses was faithful means that he proved himself worthy of responsibility in executing his God-given responsibilities to the Israelites.
Jesus was faithful to the Father who appointed Him. The term appointed (poiéō) means to create. Cults, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, use this verse to support the idea that Jesus was created by God. However, the term poiéō also means to make someone something. Thus, God made Jesus a Prophet.
Though Moses and Jesus are prophets, Jesus is more advantageous in the office of Prophet than Moses. While both were faithful, Moses failed when he struck the rock instead of speaking to the rock. Jesus never fails; He is eternally faithful. As well, both Moses and Jesus served as prophets, but only Jesus serves as High Priest. Additionally, Jesus is more advantageous than Moses is part of the house, whereas Christ is the builder of the house.
- For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house - Hebrews 3:3
Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses. Glory (dóxa) is honor or recognition of someone’s character, nature, or attributes. No human prophet or apostle is worthy of the honor that Jesus deserves. In a day of Christian celebrity, believers must beware. Beware of honoring Christian authors, pastors, and leaders more than Jesus. One’s allegiance should be to Jesus first and foremost.