August 02, 2014

God's Message Revealed

Luke 24:36-49

“Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
—Luke 24:44


Imagine what it would have been like to be at the scene described in today’s verses! What greater teacher could there be than the Lord Jesus, who had just risen from the dead? How much Scripture he covered in this one lesson!

How did his followers react when Jesus came and stood among them? They were convinced that he was truly alive again. They believed he was the anointed Savior, the Messiah that God had promised long ago. They received forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. And they were commissioned to be his witnesses to spread the good news of the salvation God had accomplished. The primary way God desires to use his Word is to bring people to know, trust, and follow Jesus Christ.

Many people read the Bible out of duty, or look into it because they are curious, or search for help in a crisis, or perhaps want to complete a school assignment. But if they are just scanning words on a page, they can miss Jesus. He is both the messenger and the message from God that we need for a transformed life.

What about you? Do you believe what the Bible reveals? Have you committed yourself to Jesus as your Savior from sin and the Lord of your life?

“You are my portion, LORD; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise” (Psalm 119:57-58). Amen.

About the author — David Zandstra

David Zandstra is a retired pastor living in Marietta, Georgia, having served five churches from New Jersey to California. Along with other ministries, he counsels clients of a pregnancy resource center. He acknowledges his indebtedness to the training and resources of Peacemaker Ministries. David and his wife, Margie, have three children and six grandchildren.

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