Originally written by Charles H. Spurgeon: Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2008.
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27
The two disciples on the road to Emmaus certainly had an unexpectedly rewarding journey! Their companion and teacher was the best of tutors. His interpretation was better than all others, and in his thoughts hide all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The Lord Jesus humbled himself to become a preacher of the gospel, and He was not ashamed to preach before an audience of two. Today, he’s still willing and able to do the same, and won’t refuse to become the teacher of even a single individual!
This unrivaled tutor used as His textbook the absolute best of all books. Although able to reveal fresh truth, He preferred to explain the old truths. He knew the most instructive way of teaching, and by starting with Moses and the prophets, He showed us that the surest road to wisdom is not speculation, reasoning, or reading human books, but meditation on the Word of God. The way to be spiritually rich in heavenly knowledge is to dig in this mine of diamonds. When Jesus wanted to enrich others, He mined the quarry of Holy Scripture.
The pair on the Emmaus road were led to consider the best of subjects, for Jesus spoke of Jesus, and “explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27) The diamond cut the diamond, and what could be more admirable? The Master of the House unlocked His own doors, and led his guests to His favorite table. Our Lord spoke naturally about the sweetest of topics, and He could find none sweeter than His own divine identity and work.
We should always take the time to search God’s Word, for there we will find the Lord Jesus, who is at the same time both our teacher and our lesson!
Question: Have you been spending much time in God’s Word lately? If not, how can you make time or find a better place or way to study God’s word?
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