What Does Luke 9:35 Mean?

Then a voice came from the cloud, saying: This is My Son, the Chosen One; listen to Him!

Luke 9:35(HCSB)

Verse of the Day

Jesus was transfigured in front of the three disciples who were part of His 'inner circle', not long after Peter had made the earth-shattering confession, "You are the Christ the Son of the living God." For the first time in His life and ministry, the Lord Jesus gave this little group of men a taste of the heavenly glory that He had with the Father before the world began, a peep in the eternal glory that He had set aside, in order to live and die as our Saviour and Lord.

The wonderful spectacle of Moses and Elijah speaking to Jesus on the heavenly mount must have rejoiced their heart, but I am sure that nothing could transcend the awe and wonderment they must have experienced when a cloud appeared from above and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud, saying: "This is my beloved Son: hear Him."

We may not have been party to this unique transfiguration experience and heard the audible voice of God instructing us to "hear Him," but we have the opportunity to listen to the voice of our Father every day of our lives, as we listen to Him speaking to us through the vast treasury of truth that is contained in the holy Scriptures.

Let us be ready to hear His voice speaking to us and let us be diligent to heed His Word.

My Prayer

Father God, I praise and thank You for the Word of God, the living Word and written Word. Help me to read, mark, learn, inwardly digest, and act on all that is contained within the pages of the Bible. May I glimpse more and more of Your glory as I learn of You, in spirit and in truth. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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