Psalm of the Day: Psalm 119:49-56
Wisdom of the Day: Job 36:1-16
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:28-36
The passage shows us the immense distance between Christ and all other teachers whom God has given to man. We are told that when Peter, "not knowing what he said," proposed to make three tabernacles on the mount, one for Jesus, one for Moses, and one for Elijah, as if all three deserved equal honor.
This proposal was at once rebuked in a remarkable way, "A voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son — hear Him!" That voice was the voice of God the Father, conveying both reproof and instruction. That voice proclaimed to Peter's ear that however great Moses and Elijah might be, One stood before him, far greater than they. They were but servants. He was the King's Son. They were but stars. He was the Sun. They were but witnesses. He was the Truth.
Forever let that solemn word of the Father ring in our ears, and give the key-note to our religion. Let us honor ministers for their Master's sake. Let us follow them only as long as they follow Christ. But let it be our principal aim to hear Christ's voice, and follow Him wherever He goes. Let us never be satisfied unless the Spirit witnesses within us, that we hear Christ Himself through Scripture, and are His disciples.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to be willing to listen to Jesus and obey his commandments.
Action Plan: When was the last time the Holy Spirit convicted you when reading the Scriptures or hearing a sermon? What was your reaction? How will you react next time?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.