Day 23: Exodus 5-6; Matthew 17

One Greater than Moses (Hebrews 3:3)

Moses would be 'like God' to Aaron (Exodus 4:16) and to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1). He would be great. One whom God knew face-to-face (Exodus 33:11; Deuteronomy 34:10). To Israel he is the Patriarch of the Sinaitic Covenant, The Great Law-Giver. But Moses was a man. His conversations (debates/arguments) with God remind us as much. Moses was promised by God that He 'would redeem His people with an outstretched arm' (Exodus 6:6). On the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-7) we see the 'One Greater' about whom Moses said: "The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen..." (Deuteronomy 18:15, ESV). Though the metaphor is different, the reality of our redemption by 'an outstretched hand' is powerfully seen in the One Greater, the Beloved Son in Whom God is well-pleased (Matthew 17:5). We have heard that before and will hear it again. Here God adds the words that Moses prophesied: "Listen to Him!"

You and I have encountered the One Greater as our Savior and Lord. Today, let us keep our ears attuned to His Word, His voice...for He alone has the words of eternal life (John 6:68).
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