When I was a resident in pathology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, I attended a wonderful Baptist Church. The pastor loved the Word of God and taught it with a passion. I was so inspired to learn the Bible that I attended the church four times a week: Wednesday night Bible study, Sunday School before the main service, the Sunday morning service, and the Sunday evening service. And during the week, I would devour my Bible, often spending every free moment reading the Bible and memorizing verses. But I was not the only one. I was inspired by many faithful brothers and sisters in that church who shared the same passion for God’s Word as the pastor. Even casual conversations revolved around deep theological themes and the recitation of Bible passages that spoke to their hearts. My heart burned ever brighter for God’s Word with each encounter I had at that church.
And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
Luke 24:27 (NKJV)
On the road to Emmaus, two followers of Jesus had the privilege to meet and be taught by the glorified and resurrected Jesus Christ. As Jesus taught them how all of the Scriptures pointed to Him, they exclaimed,
...Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?
Luke 24:32 (NKJV)
I craved the Word because Jesus was at the center of the teaching. I saw the result in the pastor, his associates, and in the members of the church family. I craved my times of learning about the Bible from my pastor in Colorado. But someday, in Heaven, Jesus Christ will be my teacher! How much more wonderful will that be?
Receiving a Bible study from God Incarnate! There is no better teacher!
May our hearts burn with desire to learn God’s Word!
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.