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Read Psalm 50:1-6
This whole Psalm is worth reading - the first verses invite us to consider the glory of God. Almighty, surrounded by a fire and a storm.
Open my mind, my eyes, my ears, my senses to understand your glory.
Read 2 Kings 2:1-12
Elijah was a powerfully anointed prophet. The stories of his miracles and work are recorded in 1 Kings 17-19, 21 and 2 Kings 1-2. Elijah calls the people of Israel to renounce Baal and worship Yahweh (the God of Israel). He points Israel to their God.
Elijah reminds us that you are God. Purify our worship; help us to offer our lives to you fully.
Read 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
"The God who said, "Out of darkness the light shall shine!" is the same God who made his light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God's glory shining in the face of Christ." (Verse 6)
Lord help me to understand that you are perfectly revealed in Jesus Christ.
Read Mark 9:2-9
Moses and Elijah are talking with Jesus. Seeing this sight confirms that Jesus is who he says he is. Moses is the first prophet who points Israel so clearly to God; Elijah calls them to see God clearly. In this conversation it seems that the two approve Jesus.
Finally - the voice from heaven confirms:
"This is my Son."
When I understand that you are God, and that you love me, I have the power to live out my calling in the world.
Read Mark 1:9-15
Jesus was tempted in the wilderness but he triumphed.
Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil.
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