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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

How Foolish You are and How slow to believe

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 Slowness

As 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.
  1. Explanation: the Risen Jesus explained taking time coming down on their level, explaining that the Savior ought to suffer and enter his glory. 
  2. 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

- Moses: 

  1. Genesis
    • 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. 
  2. Exodus
    • Ex: passover
  3. Leviticus
    • there is a book on line in kindle edition entitled: exalting Jesus in Leviticus. 
  4. Numbers
    • Ex: bronze snake (21)
  5. Deuteronomy
    • 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. Joshua
  2. Judges
  3. Ruth
  4. 1 Samuel
  5. 2 Samuel
  6. 1 Kings
  7. 2 Kings
  8. 1 Chronicles
  9. 2 Chronicles
  10. Ezra
  11. Nehemiah
  12. Esther
  13. Job
  14. Psalms
  15. Proverbs
  16. Ecclesiastes
  17. Song of Solomon
  18. Isaiah
  19. Jeremiah
  20. Lamentations
  21. Ezekiel
  22. Daniel
  23. Hosea
  24. Joel
  25. Amos
  26. Obadiah
  27. Jonah
  28. Micah
  29. Nahum
  30. Habakkuk
  31. Zephaniah
  32. Haggai
  33. Zechariah
  34. Malachi

- Books concerning the gospel (the Savior suffering and entering his glory): Click P&R

- Other sources: you may wish to check on line webpages like Amazon ( and much more.

Key Phrase to memorize: How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

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