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Daily Inspirations

Sunday, March 1

Saint David


Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
—Mark 9:5

The three-tent suggestion seems pretty sensible. Here are the two greatest authorities of Israel in conversation with Jesus: Moses represents the great covenant of guiding law, and Elijah the prophets of God’s mighty word. Jesus is the new miracle-working teacher. Wouldn’t it be wise to hang onto all three as long as you can? Then God weighs in: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him” (9:7). We listen to Jesus because he fulfills and surpasses both law and prophecy.