The Great Prophet
Commenting on this text, Matthew Henry said, “It is here promised concerning Christ, that there should come a Prophet, great above all prophets; by whom God would make known himself and His will to the children of men, more fully and clearly than He had ever done before…He should be like Moses, only above him. This Prophet is come, even JESUS: and is ‘He that should come, and we are to look for no other.’”
When Jesus came, His hearers marveled at His words. He spoke with authority. They said of Him, “Never man spake Like this man”
He spoke to the wind and waves and they obeyed Him.
He spoke to the demons and they were subject to Him.
He spoke to little children when others thought He was too busy for them.
He spoke to lepers and made them clean — to the lame and made them whole.
He spoke to the dead and raised them to life again.
He spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, breaking through the social barrier that divided the Jews from the Samaritans.
He spoke to a dying thief and guaranteed him Paradise.
He spoke words of forgiveness to the woman taken in adultery and rebuked her accusers.
He spoke to the weary and called them to rest.
Listen. Jesus is speaking today. Read the Bible to hear His voice. Obey it to experience the abundant life.
His Word will abide forever!