Red Letters

“This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” exclaimed God the father on the Mount of Transfiguration with reference to Jesus (Matthew 17:5).

This is a direct order to three disciples, one of whom was proposing a response to what he was witnessing in keeping with the Israelites’ Feast of the Tabernacles or Booths.

With Jesus on the throne, we don’t do anything, especially putting the Son on equal footing with Moses and Elijah, as great as they were, and obviously, are.

It boils down to listening to Jesus, beloved of God, or in this context based on the use of the word “listen,” obeying him. It’s a simple calling.

And it’s not what we think he would do in a situation, but what he has said to do. If all we had were the Bible’s red letters, we’d have way more than enough direction to live our lives, even in the most mundane and complex situations.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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