Luke 9:35 – Active Listening

Today’s Readings: Deut 18:1‐20:20, Luke 9:28‐50, Ps 73:1‐28, Prov 12:10

(S) Luke 9:35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”

(O) During the transfiguration, God gives his disciples two statements of Christ’s identity and one command.  The command is to “listen to him!”  The Greek word listen is akouo in the present active imperative.  It is very similar to the word Sh’ma in Hebrew.  It is a responsive hearing or a heading.  I love that the next recorded statement from Christ to his disciples starts with “Let these words sink into your ears” (v44).

(A) I want to spend intentional time listening to God today.

(P) Lord, help me to listen actively.  I want your words to sink into my ears.

What helps you listen to God?


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