A Thought on Sons, Servants, and House Building

1 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) 5 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, 6 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

Hebrews 3:1-6

Trying to understand the divide – a servant or a son.  

There are definitely responsibilities that I hold in the role of a son.  These have changed so much in the last several years. 

It makes me project to the future.

How do I want to raise my children? Preparing them for their life. To care about their God, their mother and I when we are old. 

How am I being faithful now – with God? I have felt very divided lately. 

But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife,

1 Corinthians 7:33

But I am also so looking forward to caring for the Church. Even as a servant.

I know that in this, there is a great reward awaiting for me. And that there are houses to be built.

Never as the main builder, but solely as a subcontractor.

But the reward is great.

And I want my sons and daughters to know this. To enter into this.

My wife and I were considering a father-son relationship where thy were planting a church together. In light of our own relationships with family.

It’s much different than the worldly perspective of the current day – where a man must go out and make his own living. 

To be bound to something, to think about the future in terms of the greater good, looks much different, than what we are used to considering as American.

Perhaps this nostalgia comes as we consider what kind of people we are. We are currently on a road trip experiencing different cities.

As we consider where we would like to raise our children, we must consider what kind of people we are – anything but laid back.  So perhaps a more relaxed city would be good for bringing up children.

Then we must consider the city’s unique disposition and what kind of vanities or sins it would reinforce in our lives and our children’s. 

Some cities are simply more liberal than others.

Not that raising up children properly in the Lord wouldn’t out do the call of culture, but the simple idea that where there is exposure to error, there is a tendency towards it. Generational sin.

With this, my wife and I so desire to care as sons and daughters for the kingdom, our children, and ourselves. Knowing that we will be no more than servants. 

But the fully invested servant is the one that reaps the rewards.

Glory to God. The builder of houses.

Hello from Nashville. 

And from Barista Parlor.