“Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.”
-Jesus took Peter, James & John to the mount of transfiguration who witnessed a foresight of Jesus’ glory before which He had spoken of His death & resurrection to them after six days. Moses & Elijah represented the law & the prophets respectively which highlight our imperfections & lead us to Christ Who is love. Jesus instructs us to love our enemies that we may be perfect because He is perfect (Mat 5:48). By this He calls us to no longer live for ourselves but for Him Who died for us & rose again. By which we are reconciled to Christ Who knew no sin but became sin that we may become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Cor 5:18-21).
-Six in Hebrew is written as sheth which means imperfect & is the number of man.
-God created man on the sixth day in His own image & likeness; & gave us dominion over all the fish, animals & birds; & authority to multiply & fill the earth. After God saw that everything He had created was good, He made the seventh day of rest & completion (Gen 1:26-31). Job went through a rough time but Eliphaz comforted him saying that God chastises man as He pleases & delivers him from six troubles & in seven nothing can harm him (Job 5:17-19). King Solomon says whoever loves knowledge loves instruction but he who hates correction is stupid (Prov 12:1). God leads us in many areas of our lives including family, business, employment, school, marriages, ministry, leadership, social life etc, that we may be successful in what we do. It is important therefore for us to follow the path of life, to be renewed in the mind & change our ways than to remain captive to sin & discouragement. We are also told that God despises six things & seven are an abomination, a proud look for He despises the proud & gives grace to the humble, a lying tongue which expresses deceit, a heart that devices wicked schemes designed for destruction of others, feet that are quick to partake of or execute evil, a false witness who testifies lies in court or expresses untrue statements against another & one who sows contention among fellow believers (Prov 6:16-19). We are therefore called to be strong in the Lord & to put on His whole armor that we may be able to stand against the devil’s schemes, for we battle not against flesh & blood but against principalities, powers of this dark world & spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm (Eph 6:10-12). Just like the events during Jesus’ transfiguration, He performed His first miracle when He changed water into wine instantly using six jars. These jars of water were often used by Jews in religious places to purify themselves, one each day & on the sabbath day they were considered clean. Mary Her mother had requested Him to intervene as wine had ran out & Jesus said “My hour has not yet come”, which probably meant His time to be glorified (Jn 2:3-8). We often refer water to the word of God Who is Christ & wine to the Holy Spirit. Jesus died, resurrection & sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts & to help us in our imperfect nature overcome our daily challenges as we strive on in His will to reach that which He has already laid hold for us (Phil 3:12-21).
Lord our Father, we thank You for all You have done unto us. Strengthen us in Your grace as we strive on in life that we may achieve that which is written in our books & lay hold that which You have already laid hold for us. Guide us in Your perfect love that we may always love You, love our neighbors & love our enemies. Hide us, our families & nation Lord under the shadow of Your wings & keep us as the apple of Your eye, that we may always live in the newness of life. Amen
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