What Jesus Did! 'Only One' — Luke 9:35-36

Monday, June 15, 2015

A voice came from the cloud. The voice said, "This is my Son. He is the One I have chosen. Obey him." When the voice finished, only Jesus was there. Peter, James, and John said nothing. At that time they told no person about what they had seen.
— Luke 9:35-36 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:35-36 NLT — "This is my Son. He is the One I have chosen. Obey him."

Key Thought

The Law and the Prophets were revered in Israel. They represented the heart of God's communication with his people, Israel. But, God has spoken to us most clearly through his Son and we must listen to Jesus. Peter, James, and John help us realize what we must do. As in awe as they were to see Moses and Elijah, God's ultimate spokesman, Jesus the Christ, stood before them. They must listen to him. He is God's Son, God's chosen messenger. Moses and Elijah pale in comparison with Jesus. We, too, must heed this message!

Today's Prayer

Holy God, help me look to Jesus as your Supreme Messenger and my Savior. I recognize Jesus as the one who can most completely and fully reveal you and your will to me. Lead my heart to honor him as my Lord without rival. In Jesus' name, and for Jesus' glory, I ask it. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 1:1-3
  • John 1:14-18
  • John 14:6


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.