The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him. For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” The LORD said to me: “What they say is good. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.”
You Can Trust Jesus
In the advertising world, there is one goal: sell your product. Of course, this leaves the consumer suspicious, and rightly so. Is the person in the commercial telling the truth? Is the salesperson misleading me? Are the claims made too good to be true? But if a brother or sister, or good friend tells you that they bought a product and it is good quality, that’s different. That means more than 100 TV commercials. Why? The intentions of our family and friends are different than those trying to sell a product. They have our best interests at heart, not the next sale.
In the Bible reading today, God reminds us that Jesus can be trusted. He has our best intentions in mind. More than fifteen hundred years before Jesus was born, God promised that Jesus would be a prophet who would only say what God wanted to be said. This means that everything Jesus said was true. His words can be trusted.
Jesus wasn’t trying to sell something. Jesus didn’t come to earth to make money or make life better for himself. Jesus came to earn heaven for us and give it to us free of charge. His words weren’t deceitful or crafty. He wasn’t trying to trick us. Jesus’ words help, heal, and are true. You can trust Jesus!
Dearest Jesus, help me to trust that you care for me. Give me a heart that listens to your words and takes them to heart, trusting that what you say will always be for my good. Amen