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Message of the Day: Jesus is the ONE! He Deserves Our Obedience!

The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear…” (Deut. 18:15, NKJV)

At Mount Horeb the people requested that Moses take the message from God and deliver it to them. But now that Moses is to leave them, he says that another spokesman will take his place, and then another will be necessary for the next generation. This is therefore a collective reference to the prophets who will follow. As such, it is also the basis for Messianic expectation and receives a unique fulfillment in Jesus.

This is one of the most specific predictions of Christ in all of the Old Testament. Jesus Himself so understood it (John 5:46), as did Peter (Acts 3:22). Israelites would have no need to look for help and guidance from those who practiced soothsaying, used spells and charms, or consulted the spirits of the dead. God would give the people his specially sent messengers, or prophets, to make his will known to them just as Moses had done.

Jesus Christ, who was in the bosom of the Father, came to declare him to us. Every word spoken by him is a living infallible oracle from God himself and must be received and obeyed.

Jesus is the One and he deserves our obedience!

Sources:

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

NASB Study Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1999.

Olive Tree Bible Software, 1998-2020.

http://www.biblegateway.com

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