The faithful ones (Heb 3:2)


Was faithful

To the one

Who appointed him,

Just as

Moses also

Was faithful

In all

God’s house.”

πιστὸν ὄντα τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτὸν, ὡς καὶ Μωϋσῆς ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ

This author said, “Jesus was faithful (πιστὸν ὄντα) to the one who appointed him (τῷ ποιήσαντι αὐτὸν), just as Moses (ὡς καὶ Μωϋσῆς) also was faithful in all God’s house (ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτοῦ).”  Obviously, this author spoke about Jesus being faithful to his Father, the one who sent him.  However, then he added a comment from the Greek Septuagint about Moses.  According to Numbers chapter 12:7-8, “I Yahweh make myself known to them in visions.  I speak to them in dreams.  Not so with my servant Moses.  He is entrusted with my entire house.  With him I speak face to face, clearly not in riddles.”  Moses was different.  Moses was a special prophet, not like the others.  Yahweh spoke face to face with him and not in riddles.  Moses was entrusted with the whole house of the Israelites, not just a special portion.  He then was faithful to Yahweh in taking care of the whole house of Israel.  This author was making a comparison of Jesus to Moses.  Normally, Jesus was from the house of David, while Moses was for all the Israelites.  Have you ever compared Jesus Christ to Moses?

The faithful ones (Lk 16:10-16:10)

“Whoever is faithful

In a very little thing

Is faithful also

In much.

Whoever is dishonest

In a very little thing

Is dishonest also

In much.”


ὁ πιστὸς ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ καὶ ἐν πολλῷ πιστός ἐστιν, καὶ ὁ ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ ἄδικος καὶ ἐν πολλῷ ἄδικός ἐστιν.


Once again, this is a unique statement of Luke, not found in the other gospel stories.  Luke indicated that Jesus said that whoever was faithful or trustworthy (ὁ πιστὸς) with very small things (ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ) would be faithful or trustworthy (πιστός ἐστιν) also with much things (καὶ ἐν πολλῷ).  On the other hand, whoever was dishonest (ἄδικος) in very little things (καὶ ὁ ἐν ἐλαχίστῳ) would be dishonest (ἄδικός ἐστιν) also with much things (καὶ ἐν πολλῷ).  This was another common sense saying of Jesus, only here in Luke.  How you treated little things, honestly or dishonestly, would be how you would handle big things.  How do you handle little things?

The power of God (Ps 50:1-50:6)

A psalm of Asaph

“The Mighty One,




He summons the earth

From the rising of the sun

To its setting.

Out of Zion,

The perfection of beauty,

God shines forth.

Our God comes.

He does not keep silence.

Before him is a devouring fire.

A mighty tempest is all around him.

He calls to the heavens above.

He calls to the earth.

Thus he may judge his people.

‘Gather to me!

My faithful ones!

You made a covenant with me

By sacrifice!’

The heavens declare his righteousness.

God himself is judge!”


This Psalm 50 is the first of 12 psalms ascribed to Asaph. Asaph was a transcriber or author of psalms at the time of David and Solomon. This may also refer to the group named after him that were musicians at the Temple. This Asaph is described in 1 Chronicles, chapter 6, as one who could trace his ancestors directly back to Levi. In 2 Chronicles, chapter 5, he is listed as a Temple singer at the time of Solomon during the transport of the Ark of the Covenant. This is a song of praise to the power of God, who is in charge of the earth. He has control of the rising and the setting of the sun. His beauty shines from Mount Zion. He has appeared as a devouring fire and a tempest. He has come to judge the people of earth from on high in heaven. He wanted the faithful ones who had made sacrifices to him to come closer to him. He was coming to judge them. With that it was time for another musical interlude pause, the Selah.