Going to Emmaus

And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. (Luke 24:13-15)

And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures. (Luke 24:25-27)

When our Lord did this … whenever He still does it through His Word and by His Spirit … three things happen:

  • First, He provides an exposition of the scriptures.
  • Second, He brings illumination to the mind.
  • Third, He creates a passion for Himself in the heart. [1]

They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)

Ask yourself: “Does God’s Word cause my heart burn within me”? “Does my heart become passionate for Jesus”?

[1]Excerpt from “Name Above all Names” ©️ 2013 by Alistair Begg and Sinclair Ferguson