Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. —Luke 24:45-47 ESV
We see in our passage for today that one of the final things Jesus did for his disciples was to open their eyes to understand Scripture. Oh how we need that today! Sin, pride, prejudice,busyness…all throw a blindfold over the eyes of our heart and keep us from understanding.
Start off your Bible reading with prayer, asking the Lord Jesus to open your eyes. Commentaries are okay after you have thoroughly studied a text. But nothing compares with the teaching of Christ.
J.C. Ryle said, “A humble and prayerful spirit will find a thousand things in the Bible, which the proud, self-conceited student will utterly fail to discern.”
Open my eyes, that I may behold
wondrous things out of your law.
Psalm 119:18 ESV