completeness in Christ


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completeness in Christ

Deuteronomy 18:13-15 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 18:13 You must be complete1 before Yahveh your God.

Deuteronomy 18:14 Though these nations you are about to take possession from listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, Yahveh your God has not permitted you to do this.

Deuteronomy 18:15 “Yahveh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.

completeness in Christ

Moses had just condemned the animistic practices of the pagan nations surrounding Israel. Next, he tells the Israelites that God expects them to be complete before Yahveh, their God. Here Moses anticipates a rejoinder: “how can we be complete without the spiritual power that these animistic specialists can give?” The answer: “Yahveh your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him.” Completion will come from the coming prophet.

Christian, are you tempted to look for other sources of spiritual power and wisdom, even though you have Jesus? Forsake those sources. God’s Son, whom he raised up from among our brothers – he is all we need. We need only listen to his words to get all the wisdom and power we need to be complete before God.

LORD, thank you for our completeness in Christ.

1תָּמִים Deut. 18:13; 32:4.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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