December 9th: The Promised Prophet

Deuteronomy 18:15-19 & Luke 24:19

 

      We read in Deuteronomy that God promised to give his people a prophet and that he would put his words in his mouth. In fact, God gave his people many prophets as the years went by. They were instrumental in guiding the nation of Israel and establishing the church by sharing the truth from God. Jesus Himself came as prophet; sharing the Father’s truth with the Israelites and the gentiles. The Holy Spirit is still our prophet today. Jesus told his disciples in John 16:13-15, “when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

 

Lord, we thank you for being a promise keeper; for continuing to reveal your truth to us through your Spirit. We thank you for the gift of Christ, who makes a way for us to receive your truth. May the love we show and the truth we speak to others today, reflect the love and truth of your kingdom. Amen.

 

 

Submitted by Jackie Mills, Deacon