The prophet like Moses, Acts 7:37

“37 “This is the Moses who told the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your own people.” NIV

Centuries before Christ, Moses delivered a remarkable prophecy about the Lord Jesus (Deuteronomy 18:15). How do we know Moses was speaking about our Lord? Because Peter has already made this specific connection in (3:22). In fact, in his sermon, Peter added other words from Deuteronomy 18:15 and 19, which are not quoted by Stephen, but maybe they are inferred. The prophet like Moses is to be listened to. It is a very serious matter indeed to disregard His words.

Stephen’s sermon shows how again and again, in the history of Israel, God’s messengers were rejected – right through to Christ Himself (51-53).

Today, we face the same challenge. What is our attitude towards Jesus? Will we listen to Him?

PRAYER: Lord, I can be so self-willed; far too quick to speak, and way too slow to listen. Help me, please, to give you my full attention.