Monday, October 17, 2011
Watts on Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration
I’d been meaning to do a post on Malcolm Watt’s sermon on the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9) when he was with us. In particular, I was intrigued by Watts’ interpretation of the appearance of Moses and Elijah (v. 3). Not only did he point out that they represented the law and prophets, but he also meditated on the fact that Moses would have been there in spirit and Elijah in body (as one who was taken from the earth before death). So, in this way, they represent the believers in the intermediate state (present with the Lord in spirit) and the final state (spirit and body).