I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name. – Deuteronomy 18:18-19 (NIV)
God was setting the stage for Jesus even in the times of Moses. As they were coming into freedom, God was telling the Israelites that they would need a prophet who would guide them in the ways of God. Notice that this prophet would come from among the people and, like Moses, He would deliver them from the bondage of they were in. Jesus Christ is God’s ultimate prophetic statement to the earth, so listen to His words, for it will not be the wisdom of our words that count, but God will account for how well we follow Jesus.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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