Luke 24; Seeing is Not Believing

I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

Luke 24:13   And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem [about] threescore furlongs. 

 24:14            And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 

 24:15            And it came to pass, that, while they communed [together] and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 

 24:16            But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 

 24:17            And he said unto them, What manner of communications [are] these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 

 24:18            And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 

 24:19            And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 

 24:20            And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 

 24:21            But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 

 24:22            Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 

 24:23            And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 

 24:24            And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found [it] even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 

 24:25            Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 

 24:26            Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 

 24:27            And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 

 24:28            And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 

 24:29            But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 

 24:30            And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed [it], and brake, and gave to them. 

 24:31            And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 

 24:32            And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 

Whenever I give a Bible study on the Scriptures, I always share this story, about how Jesus showed them in the Scriptures all the things that pointed to Him as the Messiah, instead of just letting their eyes be opened and see that it was Him to begin with. He did not want them going by sight. He wanted them going by the Word of God. Seeing is not always believing. Look at all the miracles the children of Israel saw and still did not believe. Jesus performed miracles all the time and the Pharisees did not believe. Belief takes place in the heart and not the eyes. Jesus opened the Scriptures and their hearts burned within them. Today we must put the Bible above anything that we see or feel. Like Jesus we must go by the Scriptures and not by sight.

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