Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by W. C. Neff
“(Jesus) expounded to them from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.”
These two disciples on the road to Emmaus had a most profitable journey. Their companion and teacher was the best of tutors; their interpreter one of a thousand in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The Lord Jesus condescended to become a preacher of the gospel, and he was not ashamed to speak to an audience of two; in fact, he is often seen as the teacher of one. So, let us seek the company of so excellent an instructor because, until he himself becomes our wisdom, we shall never be wise unto salvation.
This unrivaled tutor used as his text the best of books. Although he was able to reveal fresh truth, he chose to expound the old. He knew by his omniscience the most instructive way of teaching, and, by turning at once to Moses and the prophets, he showed us that the surest road to wisdom is not speculation, reasoning, or reading human books but meditation upon the Word of God. The best way to be spiritually rich in heavenly knowledge is to dig in this mine of diamonds– to gather pearls from this heavenly sea. When Jesus himself sought to enrich others, he extracted treasure from the quarry of Holy Scripture.
These two favored men were led to consider the best of subjects, for Jesus spoke of himself. Here the diamond cut the diamond, and what could be more admirable? The Master of the House unlocked his own doors, seated the guests at his table, and placed his own feast upon it. The same one who hid the treasure in the field now guides the searchers to it. Our Lord wanted to focus on the sweetest of topics, and he could find none sweeter than his own person and work.
With an eye to these things, we should always search the Word of God. O, for grace to study the Bible with Jesus as both our teacher and our lesson! [M&E]