Thursday, May 5, 2016

Emmaus



May 5

Daily Bible Reading: Luke 24:1 – 35

Verse of the Day: Luke 24:13 – “And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem.” 

Emmaus, (εμμαους) the village to which the two disciples were going when our Lord appeared to them on the way, on the day of His resurrection. Luke makes its distance from Jerusalem, sixty stadia, or 7.5 miles (12 km); and the historian Josephus mentions "a village called Emmaus" at the same distance. 

Jesus suddenly comes alongside of them, and after inquiring about their conversation, begins to open up the Scriptures to show that the Christ must die and rise again. And, it was through the use of the Scriptures that Jesus opened their hearts and spirits to the truth.

Today, we need to remember that this is God’s method of bringing people to Himself. His Word (written) will open hearts to His Word (living, Jesus). Use it.

Prayer: Father, may I use Your Word to introduce Your Word to those around me. 



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