Monday, September 28, 2009

53) Listen to Him

Matthew 17:5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

Jesus took Peter, James, and John to a high mountain where He was transfigured before them and his face became as bright as the sun. Moses received the law from God on Mount Sinai and here on the Mount of Transfiguration these three Jewish apostles, who were under the Law of Moses, were told by God to listen to Jesus Christ. John would later write: John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. The message is clear and that is to LISTEN to Jesus Christ who brought grace and truth to replace the law [Romans 7:6]. Jesus provides grace for salvation and truth as the new lawgiver for Christian discipleship.

Focus on Christ #53


mark pierson said...

Notice that after the cloud had lifted there was none but Jesus to see. Notice that before the cloud had lifted the Father said to "hear Him". Jesus is THE One to listen to. He is the One to see.

jazzycat said...

That is a great point Mark. I think I will do another one on this passage [verse 8] and bring that out.