And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
Bible study with the risen Christ! No wonder the disciples’ hearts burned within them when Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:32). From the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms He explained two truths they had not really understood. First the Messiah “must suffer and rise from the dead the third day.” The popular idea was that when David’s offspring, the Messiah, came he would “remain forever,” not die (John 12:34). Second, “repentance and remissions of sins would be preached in His name to all nations.” The popular idea was that the focus of the Messiah’s mission was Israel, not the nations (Acts 1:6). Therefore, Jesus “opened their minds” to see that the death and rising of the Messiah was taught throughout their Old Testament, and that it was for all nations. What a revelation! A crucified and resurrected Messiah for all nations! Their minds were opened. Their hearts burned. They must tell the world! O Lord, deliver us from popular misconceptions. Open our minds to understand our Bibles. Ignite our hearts to tell our world, “Jesus is the Savior for all sinners!”
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