Poetical Books i. Poetical Books a. Theoretically, when the experience was over, there would have been only Elijah. A mercy sometimes seems to come to out of the hand of God with more difficulty, and wrestling for it.” (Poole), ii. Prophets Have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic: This particular boy’s epileptic symptoms were demonic in origin (Matthew 17:18), though this certainly could not be said about every case of epileptic symptoms, either then or today. There is a sense that Jesus is frustrated with His disciples. The Gospels Nevertheless, lest we offend them: Jesus was not obligated to pay this tax under the principle He had just discussed with Peter; that as a son, not a servant, He did not have to pay this temple tax. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Hide Footnotes. Minor Prophets Pentateuch But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Jesus Transfigured, Triumphant, and Taxed. His season of ministry before the cross was coming to an end, and perhaps He felt frustration that the disciples did not have more faith. They fell on their faces and were greatly afraid, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid, When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only, Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead. What matters most is what our faith is in, the object of our faith. a. Moses and Elijah: Remarkably, these two Old Testament persons appeared and spoke with the transfigured Jesus. “If Peter be our master, let us call him so; if Calvin be our master, let us call him so; and if Wesley be our master, let us call him so; but if we be disciples of Jesus, then let us follow Jesus, and follow him with other men only so far as we perceive they followed Christ.” (Spurgeon). D. Look forward to the death and resurrection of Jesus. Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful. And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. He is not merely another or even a better lawgiver or prophet. Poetical Books d. If you have faith as a mustard seed: The faith that we must have has more to do with what kind of faith it is than with how much faith there is. Major Prophets ii. Too clear a manifestation of God, even though it related to Jesus, would rather overpower than empower us.” (Spurgeon). b. Jews of that day wanted a ruling a Messiah, not one who would suffer for their sins. i. iii. Pauline Epistles Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a -------------------- a. c. This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. It must have humbled Peter to fish in this manner, and we can imagine that he hoped none of his other fishermen friends saw him trying to catch one fish at a time. It would be sad to exchange the grace and truth that came by Jesus for the law that came by Moses; but there are those sad ones who see Moses and his law only. Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead: Wisely, Jesus told the disciples to not speak of the transfiguration until after His resurrection. Historical Books It makes sense that they receive another divine testimony to Jesus’ status as the Son of God at this time. Johannine Writings i. Faith looks away to itself to the object of faith, even to Christ.” (Spurgeon), ii. Theoretically, when the experience was over, there would have been no Moses, no Elijah, and no Jesus. Johannine Writings “Which words establish Christ as the only Doctor and Teacher of his church, the only one to whom Christians are to hearken: nor doth this destroy the ministers of the word, who are no more than the interpreters of what he hath said, and no more to be regarded than as by then we hear Christ speaking more plainly and frequently unto us.” (Poole), ii. Perhaps it was implied or understood. (Mat 17:22-23) Jesus reminds His disciples about His future sufferings. 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