What Does Luke 24:45 Mean?

Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Luke 24:45(WNT)
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Verse Thoughts

What an amazing Bible study those two disciples received from the Lord Jesus on the road to Emmaus that day, when He opened their hearts to understand the Scriptures - truths to which their minds had previously been blinded. It is possible that some of the passages to which the Lord referred were verses they themselves knew by heart, and most likely would have recognised from the weekly synagogue reading, each Sabbath day. Jesus referred to the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms, and how their hearts burned within them as the Lord opened to them the Scriptures concerning Himself.

They came to understand that the Messiah had to suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day, if the plan of salvation, which God Himself ordained in eternity past was to accomplish its great work of man's reconciliation to God, the redemption of human-kind, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting, for all who would believe on His name.

The unsaved man does not understand the things of God because they are spiritually discerned and today, it is the Holy Spirit Who opens the mind of the believer, to the things of God. While the Lord Jesus walked on this earth He was the One Who taught His disciples many things, but too often the eyes of their understanding were shrouded as to Who this Man from Nazareth truly was.

But just as He was about to return to the Father, leaving His disciples as His witnesses to the world, Jesus Himself walked them and He Himself started to open the eyes of their minds to Who He truly was. Jesus began to unfold the books of Moses and all the prophets and psalms, to two of His faithful followers, and the veil that shrouded the minds of these travellers on the road to Emmaus, was lifted, as Christ Himself opened to them the Scriptures.

As we walk along the pathway of our life we will not have the physical person of Jesus join us on our earthly walk, to open our understanding to the Scriptures - but we are no less privileged than these dedicated disciples, for He told us that it was better for all of us that He went to be with the Father so that the indwelling Holy Spirit of truth would be sent to be our permanent Companion and daily Comforter, Who Himself would guide us into all truth and open up the scriptures to our understanding, as we walk with Him by the way; commune with Him in our homes; work alongside Him in the duties of life, respond to His still small voice and simply rest, moment by moment in His love.

My Prayer

Thank You Father for the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ. I pray that You open up the scriptures to my understanding more and more so that I come to know You better with each passing day. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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