Tom Harding

"And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him" (Matt. 17:5; Luke 9:35). On this occasion the Lord Jesus was glorified before the apostles. There also appeared with Him Moses and Elijah when He was transfigured. Both Moses and Elijah were occupied and discussing the Lord's death and exodus from this life. When Peter saw this glorious sight he thought that it might be good to build three tabernacles honoring them, Moses the great Lawgiver and Elijah the mighty prophet of God. About this time God was pleased to overshadow them with a cloud and to speak out of heaven unto the disciple. The instructions of God were plain and simple, "Hear Him." Peter, don't build, don't sacrifice, don't worship Moses and Elijah; "Hear Him." The command of the gospel has not changed. The command of God is as appropriate today as it was then, "Hear Him." God has given the whole testimony of scripture as an accurate record to bear witness to the glorious person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:27). May God give us grace to do these four things.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.


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