Friday, March 5
Contributed by Steve Norris
Acts 7: 30-40
“This is the Moses who told the Israelites,
‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.’”
Moses was the first and most important Prophet, who brought His people out
of the land of Egypt. Moses promised that there would come after him
another Prophet, who would be the fulfillment of God’s plan of redemption.
He would save his people from their sin and restore them the joy of their
Moses warned that Israel should take special care to listen to him. But just
like Israel rejected Moses, so did many of their descendants reject Jesus, who
is the Prophet that Moses spoke about.
In this post-Christendom culture, how and why do we reject Jesus Christ
today? How can we come to receive Him as our deliverer, as our rock and
So, what guides our lives today? Pseudo-intellectualism? Economics and
materialism? Social media and cultural norms? Only by starting with God’s
revelation can we understand what He designed us to be. Only when we look
to God’s word can we recognize false idols, recognize our sin and our need
for grace, and embrace His guidance for meaningful living.
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing the end from the beginning through
Moses, who faithfully spoke Your word…and for Jesus, the ultimate Prophet
who instructs us with all we need to illuminate The Way for faithful lives.
Steve Norris is a SAH Board member and elder at Richmond Presbyterian Church. He has a
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