“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Nehemiah 5-6, Psalm 146, and Luke 24.
I will on occasion look at a manual with hope of fixing something. It seldom comes to a good result!
I can read a manual but can I understand?
The disciples were aware of the Old Testament. They knew what it said but they often didn’t understand what it truly meant.
In today’s verse we read that Jesus gave the disciples the information they needed to understand what the Old Testament was saying about Him. Talk about a light going on!
I like to read books that help me to understand Scripture. I just finished “Accidental Pharisees” by Larry Osborne and am currently reading “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright. There have been multiple “So that’s what that means” moments during the readings.
I had those same “moments” yesterday morning as I sat with a group of men studying the behaviors of Saul and David.
I need to ask for insights before I delve into the Bible. What will I learn if I’m locked into preconceived notions? Maybe those “notions” are accurate, but what if some of them aren’t? I want to be pliable enough that I can receive insights.
“Lord, help me to understand Your Will. I am often hardened to change. Forgive me. I need Your Wisdom if I am to live as You want. Thank You for providing insights via books and Bible study. I love You, Father.”
I need His insights.