“And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”
April 19, 2022
If you read the Bible and you don’t find Jesus, you’ve missed the point. Go back. Standing somewhere in the shadows you’ll find Jesus. He’ll be there in prophecy. He’ll be there in precept. He’ll be there in parable. He’ll be there in poetry. He Himself challenged the people of His day when He was talking about the Old Testament, “Search the Scriptures…these are they which testify of Me” (John 5:39). I’ve been preaching long enough to know the Bible becomes a wonderful book to you when you find Jesus in it. Whether it’s the Old Testament or the New Testament, you’ll find Jesus there. There’s no lasting joy without Jesus. He’s the one you need. God has engineered it that you’re not going to have joy without Jesus, and you’re not going to know Jesus apart from the Scriptures.
Read Luke 24:13-32. Reflect on the way Jesus revealed Himself to these disciples through the Scriptures.