- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Luke 9: 28-62
The messianic power and revelation of Jesus is the theme of this section.
The Transfiguration (28-36) —- Luke specified when this happened, “about eight days after Jesus said.” Eight days after Peter’s confession, Jesus’ prediction of his suffering, his teaching on discipleship. The Transfiguration of Jesus was revelatory event showing his identity, purpose. Two figures, Moses and Elijah, represented the promise of God in the Old Testament, Moses for the Law, and Elijah for Prophets. Jesus was the Messiah who fulfilled the promise of God in the Law and Prophets. The voice, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him,” was the same voice from heaven when Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). Jesus’ identity as the Messiah, his purpose to fulfill the redemption of God through his suffering, death and resurrection was affirmed. Three disciples were so amazed at their mountain top experience of Jesus’ transfiguration.
The healing of a boy (37-43) —- Jesus gave the twelve disciples power and authority and sent them out to drive out all demons and to cure diseases (9:1), but they could not heal the boy with an evil spirit. This meat that the power of evil spirit was still there to be healed. Jesus lamented over faithless generation suffering under the power of evil and he would soon be rejected and killed.
The prediction of his death (44-45) —- Even though Jesus told his disciples that he was going to betrayed into the hands of people, they didn’t get it because they were afraid of it.
The great teachings (46-62) —- Luke wrote great teachings of Jesus in this section; Being humble—the greatest was the one who was the least. Unity in mission for the redemptive work of God in the world by Jesus’ name. Peace above all cultural, geographical bias and barriers. And radical demand of discipleship with cost, priority, and with total commitment.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Ask yourself, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Reflect on your relationship with Jesus, “Who is Jesus to you?”
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.