Open My Eyes That I May See!--Luke 24:36-49

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Open My Eyes That I May See!
By Pastor Tony on April 8, 2020; 8:34 a.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I’ve been thinking.  I know that can be dangerous, but when we read in the gospels that Jesus opened the eyes of disciple's understanding, it made me pause to think that all of us need our eyes opened by the Lord to be able to understand Scripture.  One just doesn’t pick up the bible and start reading it like a newspaper or a good book.  It takes the Spirit of God to reveal to us its meaning.  In fact, 1 Corinthians 2:14 tells us, “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”  You see we all need God’s Spirit to reveal to us what He is saying in Scripture because our natural understanding doesn’t know how to interpret them.  As we think about Easter Sunday morning, think about how hard it would have been to understand what all was going on.  Think about it!
Scripture: Luke 24:36-49
V.45—“And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.”
Observation:
The questions that Jesus asked the disciples reveal that they were obviously without understanding as to what was going on.  Maybe some thought they were dreaming and this just couldn’t be real. I don’t know what they were thinking but I know that they were evidently confused.  Jesus does that with us at times.  He brings us to a point of questioning what’s going on.  Anyway, Jesus opens the understanding of the Scriptures so that the disciples could see what they said about Him in light of what they were experiencing. No doubt they thought they knew the Scriptures but in this moment found out just how little they really understood.
Application:
We all need help understanding the Scriptures.  Jesus promised to send a Comforter/Teacher to help us understand truth.  The Holy Spirit was sent to lead us and guide us into all truth.  However, we must desire to seek it.  You and I have the responsibility to search for and seek out the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit will bring us the understanding of those Scriptures.
Rely totally on the Spirit of God to bring you understanding.  Jesus said, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened, ask and it will be given.  Those things are our responsibility.  The idea is to keep seeking, knocking, and asking.  But in it all, it is the Spirit of God that is needed for our understanding to be opened.
Prayer:
Heavenly Father, You are Creator of the universe and all that is in them. You have sent us Your Spirit to help us with what we could not do for ourselves.  Help us Lord to understand Your Word and make the application to our lives. Then may our lives bring You glory and honor.  In Jesus name, Amen!