Luke 24:32 - Discouraged and Disappointed.
Luke 24:32 (NKJV) And they said to one
another, "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 (CWR) They looked at each other
and said, No wonder our hearts burned within
us when He talked to us along the way and
explained the prophecies to us! Hes the Lord!
Hes risen! Hes alive!
Have you ever been disappointed with God?
Have you ever felt as though God let you down,
that He failed you?
Thats how two first-century disciples
felt as they were leaving Jerusalem. They were
devastated because Jesus had been crucified. In their
minds, that was the end of the story.
And then, none other than the resurrected
Jesus joined them. However, they didnt know it
was the Lord. He did something to conceal His
identity, although we dont know what it was.
As the three walked along together, Jesus
turned to them and said, in effect, Hey, guys,
why the long faces? Whats going on?
One of them replied, You must be the
only person in Jerusalem who hasnt heard about
all the things that have happened there the last
few days (Luke 24:18 NLT).
Jesus said, What things? (verse 19
NLT). So they proceeded to tell Jesus about
But then the Bible says that Jesus
stopped and rebuked them, saying, You foolish
people! You find it so hard to believe all that the
prophets wrote in the Scriptures. Wasnt it clearly
predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all
these things before entering his glory? (verses
Jesus went on to explain all the Old
Testament passages that pointed to His death. I would
love to have been a fly on the wall for that
As they came to the end of their journey,
Jesus acted as though He would keep going, so they
invited Him to join them for a meal. And when He
took the bread, blessed it, and broke it, they
suddenly recognized Him. Then He disappeared.
This story reminds us that God can use
His Word to bring us back to spiritual life
again. Disappointment is His appointment. God wants
to restore your faith today. [Greg Laurie from
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
Luke 24:32 - The Secret of the Burning Heart.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: