In today's daily bread Bible passage (Luke 24:13-35) we see the problem of the human race and the solution to it:
Problem: Foolishness, and SlownessAs the Scripture says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, summing up the problem of all men, that is, the problem of sin and death. The Lord God saw this problem and came up with the solution, and communicated it to man, even as is written in the Scriptures. Yet, fallen man became foolish and slow in believing and receiving it. [Why they did he become foolish? (Romans 1:21; 1 Corinthians 1:8, 2:14); What quickens the faith? Read Charles Spurgeon's Sermon] that is by clicking here - Holdfasts of faith.
Solution: Messiah (hereafter "Savior") suffering and glory (life in a resurrected body)
After rebuking them for their foolishness and slowness in believing that was said in the Scriptures concerning Him, the Savior, using the time for the two men walking down about 7 miles of journey on the road to Emmaus Jesus explained to them what was written on himself suffering and entering His glory, for the suffering provides for the love of God that forgives man of his sins, and entering his glory as the means and fruit that enables via the Spirit (he would provide for his children) to restore from ill consequences of sin back to the glory as His children.
- Explanation: the Risen Jesus explained taking time coming down on their level, explaining that the Savior ought to suffer and enter his glory.
- Service: he also served them by joining the fellowship at their living quarters, wherein he served them a meal, whereupon their eyes were opened.
Evidence: the Scriptures
- Genesis abounds with examples such as the Lord God shedding blood of an animal to clothe him with the skin of the animal, the sacrifice of Abel, Abraham sacrificing Isaac and getting him back, the redeeming life of Joseph, Jacob's prophecy on the Savior, and much more.
- Ex: passover
- there is a book on line in kindle edition entitled: exalting Jesus in Leviticus.
- Ex: bronze snake (21)
- Ex: Deuteronomy 18:15
- All the prophets:
there are 34 OT Scriptures as listed below. For a useful web source concerning the Savior: Click CBN
- 1 Samuel
- 2 Samuel
- 1 Kings
- 2 Kings
- 1 Chronicles
- 2 Chronicles
- Song of Solomon