What is faith exactly? Is it a blind leap in the dark or is it something else? Today’s passage shows us that faith is a grounded trust in the promises of a faithful God that has proven himself in time and space. It is a simple trust in God’s word about life and all of reality. This was the faith of the saints in Hebrews 11, and it should be our faith today.
Moses was a massive figure in Jewish thought. Not only did he lead Israel out of the wilderness, but he became the quintessential icon of the Law given to Israel by God through the angels on Sinai. The author to the Hebrews wants to remind his listeners that although Moses was faithful as a servant, Jesus is worthy of greater honor because he was faithful as a Son.