The superior experience

Today’s verse: John 10:27-28

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Scripture: Matthew 17:1-13

Only Peter, James and John had the privilege to see the transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount. They feared seeing who Jesus was. Let’s see what this episode is teaching us.

They glimpsed something adorable:

The vision of God is something very few experience. They saw how Jesus would be in heaven (verse 2). The disciples who have read about Moses and Elijah in the Bible spotted them in person (verse 3). God expects the ones who experience the vision of God to work for Him (Acts 9:1-22). Peter, who saw the transfiguration of Jesus, yearned to stay on the Mount itself. When we come into the divine ruling, our thoughts and speech are about the kingdom of heaven (1 Corinthians 13:9-12).

They heard God’s voice:

They heard God’s voice that they haven’t heard so far. The Father testified about the Son. The Father said the exact words that the prophets had prophesied and ordered them to obey the words of Jesus. The disciples who heard the voice from the clouds feared and bowed down. When we see the glory of God and listen to His voice, we will realize our sinful situation and humble ourselves on His feet (Jeremiah 1:4-10). Jesus cheered them (verse 7).

Cleared their doubts:

The disciples asked all the doubts they had and got clarified. In the same way, when we read the Bible, the Holy Spirit clarifies all our doubts (John 14:25-27). Jesus gives answers from the Bible for those questions that increase the faith. The disciples who got the vision get the instructions too.

All the superior experiences that we experience motivates and cheers us up to work for God.

Dear God,
Help me to hear Your voice and obey it. Amen.