The Better Prophet

“Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope” (Hebrews 3:5–6).

In all religions, there is at least one prophet, a person through whom the revelation of spiritual things comes. Prophets speak the words of God, and they act as a kind of mediator, a link between God and people.

In the Old Testament, Moses was the greatest prophet. He was the one who heard and spoke God’s moral law (10 Commandments), the Levitical ceremonial law, and Israel’s civil law. Moses was also the one through whom God made provision for His people, rescuing them from slavery and feeding their hungry bellies. And yet, Moses himself prophesied that there would be a prophet who would eventually come after him. This subsequent prophet would also supplant the former, since Moses said, “it is to him you shall listen” (Deut. 18:15).

Jesus Christ is the supreme Prophet of God, for He is the word of God incarnate (Jn. 1:14). Jesus speaks the words of God with the authority of God because He is God! Additionally, Jesus is Himself the provision of God’s people, and He demonstrated His ultimate provision by meeting temporal needs. Jesus fed the hungry, healed the sick, and calmed the storms to make His real glory known. He is the self-existent, eternal God who gives true and lasting life to all those who trust and love Him.

May we find ourselves in His good care, and may we listen to the life-giving words of the better Prophet – Jesus Christ.

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