(A “Sermon Echo” is a short reminder or elaboration of something I preached about on a previous Sunday.)
Mountain wisdom is simple and profound. Here are couple examples:
- “Don’t sell your mule to buy a plow.”
- “Don’t corner something meaner than you.”
Simple and profound. But I think some of the wisest advice to ever come off a mountain top was of a very different nature from those folksy examples. Jesus was there with three of his followers along with a couple of very special and unexpected guests: Moses and Elijah. As this mountain top experience was coming to close a voice was heard, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” (Mark 9:7, NIV)
Listen to the Son of God! it doesn’t get much more simple and profound than that.