Day Seventy Six – Jesus and The Scriptures

One of the things which is quite apparent to me as I read the gospels is that the Scriptures are important to the ministry, life, and will of the Father in the life of Jesus. We can see that in the 24th chapter of Luke.

Our reading for today is Luke 19 through John 8.

After the crucifixion of Jesus, His burial, and then His resurrection He appeared to two on the road to Emmaus. They were sad and downhearted and a man joined them, yet in their grief they did not recognize that it was Jesus. They recognized Him later as He broke bread with them at their table

“Then He said unto them, ‘O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory?’  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself.”  Luke 24:25-27

The final one in Luke is when Jesus has appeared to all the disciples together in one place, and it is here that He mentions the Psalms;

“And He said unto them, ‘These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning Me.’  Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, ‘Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  And ye are witnesses of these things.  And, behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.’” Luke 24:44-49

We need to ask ourselves, “Do I put enough relevance upon Scripture?”  After all the Scriptures are they which testify of Jesus (Revelation 19:10). I have heard people; sometimes even those who profess to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior say, “I never hear God speak to me” or maybe like this, “Why doesn’t God speak to me?”  Usually my answer to that is, “Do you read the Bible?”  The Bible is God’s word to us.  If we do not hear Him there we will not hear Him at all.


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