Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command.” vs. 18

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

According to Deuteronomy the Israelites experience of God at Mt. Sinai was too much for them. Never again did they want to hear the voice of the Lord shake the earth and set the heavens ablaze. If one day Moses wasn’t around anymore they wanted a prophet just like him to act as an intermediary. Now Israel and Judah ended up with more prophets than they ever imagined. Every generation or two new ones would show up, and sometimes the people listened. But as the years passed some began to think they needed the prophet who had been promised in Deuteronomy, and they were still looking for that Moses-like prophet when Jesus showed up in Galilee. In fact, after they heard Jesus preach and teach, some thought that he was indeed that prophet. As a result, it got pretty confusing. He was Jesus, pure and simple, but nearly everyone he encountered thought he was someone else. Actually people are still looking for those who will be a channel for the words of the Lord. And whenever someone gets a bit of notoriety, they can end up with a slew of disciples. The problem is that not all these so-called prophets can be trusted. That’s why most folks stick to the tried and true–they trust Jesus, and none other. And that’s a really good choice!

Thought for the Day: Why do I trust Jesus?


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