Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Matthew 17:4–5 (ESV): "4 And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." 5 He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
There is a time to talk and a time to listen. When we are before the Lord we should not be rash with our mouths nor let our hearts be hasty to utter a word before God for He is Creator and we are His creation. May our words be few (Ecc 5:2).
Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain and was transfigured before them. The glory of Jesus became visible to His disciples. His face shone like the sun and His clothes became white as light. The miracle wasn't that Jesus was transfigured into the person He was before He came. The real miracle was that He was emptied of His glory to become a man (Phil 2:7). Peter spoke up, "it is good that we are here" and before he could finish his thought the Father interrupted him declaring, "this is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; LISTEN to Him."
When we come into the presence of God we should be all ears. There is a time to praise and glorify Him with our words and a time to sit quietly at His feet. Be slow to speak and quick to listen Christian. Tune your ears into the spiritual realm and you will hear the still small voice of God. Take time today to sit at His feet and listen intently for His voice. You will be amazed at what you will hear, Amen?
Father, all praise, honor, and glory to You. Thank You for being consistent to speak to us. Give us ears to hear Your voice we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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