In the first two chapters of the epistle, the author of Hebrews compared Jesus and the angels. In chapter 3 he compares Jesus and Moses. The Jews revered Moses because of his close relationship with God. Moses was incredibly faithful-no one disputes that fact. However, with a illustration of servant (Moses in God’s house) and Son (Jesus over God’s house), the writer of Hebrews clearly demonstrates the superiority of Jesus.
Psalm 95:7-10 is a unique portion of Scripture and is filled with the sad report of Israel’s rebellion and apostasy in the wilderness. The author of Hebrews warns his readers not to fall into the trap of unbelief which leads to a falling away from the living God. The writer stresses the responsibility of the Christian community in warning the individual believer not to turn away from God but to continue to be strong in the faith. The author applies the words of Psalm 95:7-10 directly to his hearers; for him the message is a matter of eternal life or eternal death.