Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Prophet by Bob and Charlotte Laughlin (reprinted from Advent Devotions - 1996)

Deut. 18:15

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

Our family has always looked forward to the Christmas season, and on this day of Advent, we would be receptive to any lesson God would bestow upon our hearts, realizing that “as for God, His Way is perfect.” (Ps. 18:30) and isn’t it wonderful!

When the children of Israel asked for a prophet to speak to them for God, He answered, “Yes.” (The children of Israel were terrified by the awesome power of God’s voice when he spoke to Moses on Mount Horeb.) He promised to give them a prophet from their own nation, but they didn’t always listen.

Then, He sent His only son to fulfill the promise. Christ, the Son of God Himself. He came to teach us and to take our sins on his shoulders and die to give us all eternal life. There can be no greater gift.

Lord, we thank you for the gift of your son, who came that first Christmas to save us all from our sins. You said we should listen to Him.  May we not only listen, but also obey.  Amen.

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