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28 April 2020 – The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)


28 April 2020
The Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

In today’s bible passage, we read of 2 disciples walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, talking with each other about everything that had happened. When Jesus came along and walked with them, asking about their conversation topic, they thought he was a stranger because they were kept from recognizing Him. Thus, they proceeded to tell Him the recent event of Christ’s death and the empty tomb.
             
Why do you think Jesus wants to conceal His identity? With the conversation they had, the disciples were struggling to understand the recent events they witnessed and were still not able to see how Jesus’ death could save mankind. Jesus prevented them from recognizing Him so they could have the opportunity to see and understand with real clarity. In that journey, Jesus taught them from the Old Testament to show who He was, why He had come, and why it was necessary. Jesus wanted them to recognize that all that had happened was in accordance with the Scriptures and God’s eternal plan (Luke 24:25-27).
             
Upon arrival in Emmaus, Jesus joined them for a meal. Their eyes were opened and they recognized Him at the breaking of the bread (Luke 24:30 & 31). Their physical eyes were blinded to the identity of Jesus, but their eyes of faith were being opened as Jesus opened the Scriptures to them. Their reaction to Jesus’ teaching was one of deep conviction of the Truth of what He was teaching as they asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked?”
             
Upon reflection of the above, are you like the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus? When reasoning amongst ourselves concerning spiritual matters we do not understand, there is always a high risk for heresy, so where or who do we turn to? The best way is to dig into the Scriptures because the Word explains it all. If you seek Him throughout His Word, He will be found by you.

Prayer
Lord Jesus, I thank You for all that You have done for me. I thank You that I do not have to walk alone as You are always with me. Let my heart continuously burn with love for Your Word. I want to soak myself in Your Word and allow Your Word to penetrate my mind and heart.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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