Topic: A Taste Of Jesus Christ’s Glory!
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, may the entrance of your word bring light and life to all I will do today.
Scripture: Matthew 17:1 – 13
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Indeed, the prophet Jeremiah (33:3) said when we call on God, He will show us great and unsearchable things. Jesus took his inner circle disciples up the mountain to witness to and have a taste of His glory, the glory He told them about earlier (see Matthew 16:27-28).
The appearance of Moses and Elijah seems to suggest that the disciples needed to know that Jesus was indeed the Messiah prophesied by Moses (Deuteronomy 18:18) and the rest of the prophets (represented by Elijah) and His messianic mission.
The radiance that Jesus experienced in their presence, and the voice confirming His identity as God’s Son (v.5), must have shown the disciples that Jesus was more than just a prophet, far above Moses and Elijah. This should clear any doubt about Jesus’ identity in the disciples’ mind and hopefully, in ours too.
Notice Peter’s proposal in v.4 – to remain on this mountain. When God gives us a new experience or revelation, we should never hoard it but share it in the marketplace – with our peers, family members, school and office mates.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Thank you, Father, for revealing yourself in your Son, Jesus Christ. May many more people acknowledge Him through my witness. • Pray and commit the work and studies of the coming week into God,s hand.
Prayer for the week
Pray for the less-privileged children, orphans, people living with special needs and street children. Pray for more Christian churches and fellowships to provide spiritual programmes and financial support for them. Pray for the Master’s Vessel Church.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Deut. 19-21; Acts 5:1-21
Scripture Union Daily Guide 3 July 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God