An open Bible and a cup of coffee.

And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”
(Hebrews 3:5-6)

Over the last few years, the western world has been steadily infected with a deadly, anti-intellectual blight known as “wokeism.” Entailed in its strange philosophy is a curious variety of feminism. According to this ideology, women are to be extolled for their attributes, abilities, capacities, and achievements while at the same time, the term woman must remain without a secure and unchanging definition. How a thinking person is supposed to affirm both of these ideas without contradiction is anybody’s guess. Whatever the case, we’ve seen a certain feminist wokeism in Hollywood productions as of late, with female characters being displayed as superior to their male counterparts in every way. They are smarter, wittier, stronger, more courageous and more morally upright than any of the male characters. Sometimes woke filmmakers will go a step further, making their male characters weak, dimwitted buffoons, thus forming a black backdrop against which their female characters can shine even brighter. Perhaps they are unaware that this, so far from extolling and celebrating women, actually denigrates them. If we want to celebrate women in film, we ought to show them holding their own against men who are strong and brilliant, not against the weaklings and fools. Here we see the idiocy of human reason contrasted with the brilliance of God. When God wanted to magnify His Beloved Son in the eyes of men, He saw no reason to present angels and men in the worst light possible. On the contrary, God moved the writer to the Hebrews to compare the Lord Jesus to the very best of both. Whereas we might be tempted to mention Moses’ mistakes and failures, the writer to the Hebrews does not. Instead, he displayed Moses at his very best, which is still in every way infinitely inferior to the Son of God. The writer wants us to know that Jesus is better than angels (1:1-14), better than Moses (3:1-6) and better than Joshua (4:9-9). He is a better High Priest, with better offerings, functioning as a better Mediator of an infinitely better covenant based on better promises (chapters 7-10). Abel was a good shepherd, faithful in bringing His sacrifice and offering to God (Genesis 4:1-5; Hebrews 11:4; 1 John 3:12). Even so, Jesus is infinitely better, His blood speaking better things than that of Abel (Hebrews 12:24). Try as we might, we will never find one so impressive as our Blessed Savior. Even against the most brilliant of backdrops, He continues to shine brighter than the noonday sun, being the very radiance of God’s glory itself (Hebrews 1:1-3). Blessed be the name of the Lord!

God bless you, my dear friends,

Pastor John