And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart,…
I. The Father's DECLARATION — "This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." No doubt there is an allusion here to Deuteronomy 18:18. He is My Son, My own Son (Romans 8:32).
II. The Father's COMMAND — "Hear ye Him." Hear ye Him, ye thoughtless men and women that dwell at ease (2 Corinthians 5:10). Hear ye Him, ye self-righteous souls (Acts 4:12). Hear Him, ye that have gone on in the ways of ungodliness and wickedness, adding sin to sin, iniquity to iniquity (Isaiah 46:12). Hear Him, ye men of delay, whose watchword is, "To-morrow." Hear Him, ye young sinners, whose is the bloom, the blossom, the springtime of existence, but who have not yet begun to live. Hear Him, ye aged sinners, whose is the hoary head, but that head not yet found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31). Hear Him, ye backsliders. Hear Him, ye His tried and tempted disciples. He speaks — "It is I, be not afraid."
(J. Evans, M. A.)
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