Theme of the Week: Your Mind
Bible Verse: “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27, ESV
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35
“Tell us about yourself.” You’ve probably been asked this in job interviews. I find this question awkward because I don’t know where to start and where to end.
With God, though, he seems quite willing to disclose who he is, what he’s like, what he’s done, and what he will do. It’s all found in our Bibles.
Sure, God reveals his eternal power and divine nature through creation (Romans 1:20). One can witness a thunderstorm and appreciate a fraction of his might or marvel at a calm sunrise and sense his peace.
But others might see things differently. Some civilizations observe nature and credit multiple gods. Some see no gods whatsoever.
The Bible cuts through this confusion, building upon nature’s revelation, and declares, “I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God” (Isaiah 45:5).
Post-resurrection, Jesus himself taught two of his followers from the Old Testament how these Scriptures foretold his suffering and glory (Luke 24:26-27). For us today, we have the riches of the New Testament as well, so that from Genesis to Revelation, we can understand the story of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Why does this all matter? It’s important so that we’re not following God blindly but instead are learning more about his character and conduct. We know enough about Jesus to start following him initially. But if we stopped here in our understanding, we would be shortchanging both ourselves and God.
All relationships grow based on knowledge of the other person, and this also applies to our relationship with Jesus. And we learn more about Jesus by poring through the Scriptures, our principal source of knowledge about him.
Let us meet with God regularly then, in his word, to see what it says concerning himself, in order to cultivate our lifelong walk with him.
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