The Unfolding of God’s Covenant
Today’s reading: Numbers 28-29; Mark 9:1-29
4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. Mark 9:4
40 So Moses told the people of Israel everything just as the Lord had commanded Moses. Numbers 29:40
The incident on the Mount of Transfiguration is not only another verification of Jesus’ authenticity as the Son of God, but shows how He was the fulfillment of all that Old Testament pointed to. Moses and Elijah, God’s servants who represent the Law and the Prophets, appeared with Jesus and talked with Him, but were not superior to Him. Jesus would fulfill the Law of Moses perfectly bringing justification to all His chosen people from every tribe and tongue. Jesus’ obedience would be credited to the account of His own.
Only Jesus’ atonement could purchase forgiveness for His people. There never would have been perfect law keepers, besides the Christ. He alone could fulfill the just demands of the law. The stony hearts of the members of the Old Testament church were unwilling and unable to obey the law and to receive the message of the prophets.
The Transfiguration points us to the unfolding nature of God’s covenant with Abraham. Jesus Christ, is our eternal prophet, priest, and king. May His kingdom come soon. Wait expectantly.