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25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
the disciples failed to recognize Jesus, he did not immediately tell
them who he was. Instead, he asked them what they were thinking and
feeling. He then turned them to the testimony of scripture. He wanted
them to see how the scriptures accurately explained who he was and what
would happen to him. He helped them see the reliability of scripture and
emphasized the importance scripture has for all who want to understand and
Response and Action:
and understanding the Bible is a very important part of knowing and
understanding who Christ is. I must make time for reading and
meditating upon God's word and make it a priority in my daily life. I
want to be a person who recognizes Jesus for who the Scriptures show
him to be.
God, thank you for your written word. Thank you that your Spirit has
spoken through the prophets. Help me to be a person of the Word. I
want to read, study, memorize, and know the scriptures. As I hide your
word in my heart, please help me to better recognize and know Jesus. Amen.
Spiritual Formation Verses:
"Listen to my (wisdom's) instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway."
The IVP Introduction to the Bible
by Philip S. Johnston