Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shut up and listen

August 5, 2009

The life of Jesus. Read Today: The Transfiguration; Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36

Matthew 17:4-5 ISV
4 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it's good that we're here! If you want, I will set up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!”

To often, like Peter, we want to live in the high points of our lives. Peter saw Jesus and what appeared to be Moses and Elijah. He was ready to set up camp there. What could be better than this? Think about it, what could be better than this? Jesus, if He had stayed put, would not have gone to the cross and there would be no salvation for us.

God knew this was not the time or place for Jesus to rule. So he did the next best thing, He told Peter to shut up and listen to Jesus.

Next time you want to live for the high point in your life, shut up and listen to Jesus.

Read for next time: Elijah discussed while descending; Matthew 17:9-13; Mark 9:9-13

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