13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 
Wouldn’t you have loved to have been part of that Bible study on the road to Emmaus? Imagine listening to Jesus explaining the story of the Old Testament from the perspective of the resurrection, pointing out how it points to Him and the events that had just taken place.
We don’t have access to that lesson (although I am sure there are echoes of it in the gospels and letters of the New Testament.) But we do have the same Scriptures. We have access to them all, and with today’s technology, we have more access to them than any generation in history. Notice in this account Jesus’ profound endorsement for being in the Word. He directs the discouraged and confused disciples to the Bible, for it is in the Bible that they will find the truth and the hope that they need.
Jesus wants His disciples to be in the Word, to know the Word, to be able to find Him in the Word, and to be able to draw comfort and hope from the Word. Passages like this provide a call to engage in self-evaluation on our reading, use, memorization and study of the Word. How is my Word life? How is my attention to my Lord’s voice in His Word?
Lord Jesus, guide me into Your Word. Guide me to make it the priority that You desire. And open my eyes, ears, and heart to Hear Your Voice, and so be led by You.
What is the Word leading you to pray about today?
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