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Prophet, Priest, and King

Deuteronomy 17:14-18:22 - Pastor Lukus Counterman
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - In Deuteronomy 17-18, Moses describes four categories of leaders that were supposed to help guide the people of Israel after he was off the scene. Judges were supposed to be agents and administrators of justice. Priests were to be guardians and instructors of God’s word. Kings were supposed to model the fear of the Lord, and prophets were supposed to serve as God’s mouthpiece.[1] From our text this week we can see what God intends for leaders. We can understand the divine ideal set forward for those who would stand in front of the people of God. Unfortunately, we all know that leaders throughout history have fallen short of God’s glorious plan. Monarchs, rulers, presidents and spiritual leaders, have woefully missed the mark. And while that may leave some people feeling frustrated and angry, believers have a settled hope for One who will fulfill all that God intends. Christians wait for the return of the true prophet, priest, and king – Jesus. May the Lord teach us and deepen our trust in him.
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