“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” …And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. — Matthew 17:5,8 KJV
The Mount of Transfiguration is where three disciples had an experience that showed us God’s plan for the New Covenant. Jesus took Peter, James and John to the top of the mountain where He was transfigured into His glorified state. Until this moment, the Jews could only relate to God through the Law which was represented by Moses and the prophets, including Elijah. Peter was excited by what he saw and talked about building three tabernacles, one for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. Then a loud voice from heaven spoke, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”
When they looked up, they saw only Jesus.
On that mountain God made it clear that we will only discover his pleasure by following Jesus. God’s grace is freely given to those who receive new life in Him. Sometimes, though, there are areas of our lives where we do not fully embrace God’s grace. There may be circumstances or areas where we still try to earn our way to the Father.
You cannot earn God’s pleasure, but you can experience it to a greater degree as you follow Jesus Christ. As you seek God today, ask Him for a greater revelation of Jesus in your heart. Then will you be reminded that you are a beloved child of God. And that He finds pleasure in you.
“If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, “I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it.” But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.” — Charles H. Spurgeon
Bible Reading Plan: Luke 5
Prayer Focus: How does understanding the New Covenant of grace change the focus of your fast? As you pray and seek after God, let His be the loudest voice you hear.