And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Indeed, it is through the Scriptures that we first come to know about Jesus, and it is through His Word that He is continually revealed to us. His birth and life and death were foretold in the Old Testament and then described in the New Testament. And in this one book, we can get a complete picture of the man called Jesus, the very Son of God given to us and for us. Every book points us toward our Savior, revealing Him more and more.
And so what better teacher can we have than the author of that book Himself? When we go through the Scriptures with Jesus, it’s like a tour guide taking us through his own hometown. He points out things to us that we never noticed before and shows us things we wouldn’t have found on our own. He knows the way so clearly and can guide us along as we go through each chapter and verse. We won’t get lost or take a wrong turn, and we won’t misunderstand what we are looking at if we are trusting in our Guide.
We don’t have to trust our own vision. These disciples didn’t realize it was Jesus they were walking with. And if we are trying to discern things with just our own knowledge and understanding, we can miss some important truths that are right there in front of us. But if we trust the leading of Jesus, we can learn so much about Him and His ways and what He expects of us. We will see the whole picture of truth that has been laid out for us in His Word, and we will be able to apply that to help us live godly lives. And when we gain that wisdom, it enriches our lives and the lives of those we minister to.
Let’s take a journey with Jesus through the Scriptures. Let’s seek His wisdom to gain understanding of what we read and study the whole Bible and find Jesus everywhere in it. Let’s not study just to gain knowledge, but to know Jesus so we can be more like Him. Let’s allow the Scriptures to come alive to us under the teaching of our Lord and find the invaluable treasures that He will share with us there.