are told by the Hebrew writer to give careful consideration to Jesus. “Therefore,
holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and
High Priest of our confession. He was
faithful to Him who appointed Him” (Heb.
3:1,2a) In this text we are to
consider the faithfulness of Jesus to doing the will of God. “but
Christ was faithful as a Son over His house whose house we are, if we hold fast
our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.” (vs. 6)
The faithfulness of Christ is a great thing for us to consider and to
But there are many other things for us to consider about Jesus and draw lessons from. Just the vast variety names and titles of Jesus given by inspiration should stop and give us pause. Starting with descriptions as Adam (the last), Advocate, Almighty, and ending two hundred descriptors later with Witness, Wonderful and Word (of God and of Life), we find a breadth of words to communicate to us something of His position, mission, character, power, majesty, and dominion. Truly he is “the Alpha and the Omega” Rev. 1:8,11; 21:6; 22:13 (or as we would say in modern idiom, the A to Z of it all). For us, He is everything, and He is all.
Because of this, we do rightly consider Him all that we can.