Readings for The Transfiguration of our Lord
Luke 9:28-36; Hebrews 3:1-6; Deuteronomy 34:1-12
With so much talking and so many voices today claiming authority to speak on issues of politics, religion, etc., how do you know who to listen to?
At his transfiguration, Jesus and the disciples heard a single commanding voice from heaven: “This is my beloved Son; listen to him!” The disciples fell silent, as well they should have. We, too, must keep our ears fixed on the Word of God so that we are not swayed by false and foolish voices (Luke 9).
Both of the other appointed readings draw a comparison between Moses, God’s greatest prophet of the Old Testament and giver of the Law, and Jesus, God’s own Son and supreme prophet who has brought us the Gospel of Grace (Heb 3, Deut 34). God’s Law can instruct and guide us, as well as crush us. But only the God’s Son can save us. Keep listening to him.