The seventh verse of the sixth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians: â€œBe not deceived; God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.â€ This admonition is given by the Apostle in immediate connection with the subject of contributions to the work of the Lord. He has just said to the brethren, â€œLet him that is taught in the Word communicate unto him that teaches in all good things.â€ And he says just below, in the same connection, â€œAs we have opportunity let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward them that are of the household of the faith.â€
I took a logic course in college which helped me learn to appreciate the art of argument and debate. In particular, I love a good syllogism. Two valid premises create an unbreakable conclusion. The writer of Hebrews employs this technique in a very simple way. See if you can identify the syllogism.
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’shouse. 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.) (ESV)
Did you find it? Good job if you did. Here it is:
Premise #1: Jesus is the builder of the house (3:3)
Premise #2: The builder of all things is God (3:4)
Necessary conclusion: Therefore, Jesus is God.
This is the second location up to this point where the writer of Hebrews has subtly taught that Jesus is God.