And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke 24:27 NIV)
Then he started at the beginning, with the Books of Moses, and went on through all the Prophets, pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to him. (Luke 24:27 The Message)
Then beginning with Moses and (throughout) all the prophets, He went on explaining and interpreting to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning and referring to Himself. (Luke 24;27 The Amplified Bible)
Each time I read the Luke 24;13-31 about Cleopas and the other disciple, I try to imagine what it might have been like to hear Jesus, even though they didn’t recognize him, open the Scriptures to their minds and hearts as they walked along together.
I love reading the scriptures in various versions, because each version helps me see and understand something as if in a different voice. But I particularly like listening to audio scriptures because I can be read to – while I’m actively doing something else: sewing, walking, gardening, painting walls. There are things that stick with me when I hear the words better than when I see them. And I feel companioned by Jesus as I do ordinary tasks during my day.
For this devotional I found help on Google when I wanted to know some of what Jesus was teaching to those two disciples. I found 55 Old Testament Prophesies about Jesus, put out by the Jesus Film Project (A CRU Ministry). It covers 4 specific areas. Jesus’s birth, Jesus’s ministry, Jesus’s death and resurrection, and Jesus’s role in the church. With each of the prophesies cited, there is also the scripture that tells the fulfillment of that particular prophesy.
For audio Bible versions, I have the You Version, which along with a LARGE number of versions, also has many different languages for a variety of reader/listeners. Each version listed shows whether it is also in audio or only in print.
I also have the NIV, read by David Suchet, on my Apple Books site.
As you go about your day, think about what it would be like for you to have concentrated time being taught by Jesus, your creator, redeemer, teacher and friend, as he opens the scriptures to your heart and mind. Savor time with Jesus and his word.
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