Who Do You Listen To?
Focus Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 ESV
28 Now about eight days after these saying s
he took with him Peter and John and James
and went up on the mountain to pray.
29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered,
and his clothing became dazzling white.
30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah,
31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure,
which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep,
but when they became fully awake they saw his glory
and the two men who stood with him.
33 And as the men were parting from him,
Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here.
Let us make three tents,
one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”
— not knowing what he said.
34 As he was saying these things,
a cloud came and overshadowed them,
and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.
35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
“This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”
36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
And they kept silent and told no one in those days
anything of what they had seen.
God tells us clearly:
“This is my Son…listen to him” (Luke 9:35).
TAKING THE TRUTH TO HEART
Who do you listen to?
The voice of reason?
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. The voice of pride?
7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones. To man’s opinion?
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God?
Or am I trying to please man?
If I were still trying to please man,
I would not be a servant of Christ.
To your accusers?
Psalm 119:51, 69, 85
51 The insolent utterly deride me,
but I do not turn away from your law.
69 The insolent smear me with lies,
but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
they do not live according to your law.
To the things of earth that “call my name”?
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
To your feelings?
To your doubts?
To your fears?
To your flesh?
To God’s Word?
89 Forever, O Lord, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
91 By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
94 I am yours; save me,
for I have sought your precepts.
95 The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad. To Jesus?
9 As the Father has loved me,
so have I loved you.
Abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments,
you will abide in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and abide in his love.
11 These things I have spoken to you,
that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be full.
AND BRINGING IT TO LIFE
Choose one truth from today and apply it to your heart.
Take it with you throughout the day.
Lord God, I want to listen to your Son.
Please help me listen to Jesus and keep His commandments.
Help me abide in Him.
Written b: Laurie Aker