Foolish People – Dull Minds
Feb 20, 2014 1934
Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! Your dull minds keep you from believing all that the prophets talked about. Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then he interpreted for them the things written about himself in all the scriptures, starting with Moses and going through all the Prophets. – Luke 24:25–27
Jesus was not talking to just the two disciples, he was talking to all people.
Jesus was not telling them that they needed to see Him in the Old Testament. He was telling them that they needed understand that He was the whole point, hero, and reason, front and centre, foundation and object, of the entire Scriptures.
Jesus was not telling them that they needed to understand the Messianic prophecies, –in other words the “Messianic” parts of the Old Testament – He was telling them that they needed to understand His cross and victory as the point of it all; in other words, Jesus was telling them that they needed to understand the gospel.
These people had been taught to read the Scriptures and to see in them anything but the gospel. They saw history and moral instruction; they saw intellectual theology and wisdom, but they had missed the gospel.
It’s time to stop being foolish and dull. It’s time to read the Scriptures afresh! But we will only ever be able to see it if the Christ of Emmaus is walking alongside us to open our eyes. And then our hearts will burn within us, and life will begin again!