And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.…
I. TWO REPRESENTATIVE DISCIPLES.
1. They were on a journey. So are we all.
2. They were in earnest conversation.
(1) To converse is natural.
(2) Our conversation should be wise, spiritual, helpful.
3. They were full of sadness.
(1) Their sadness was natural.
(a) Bright hopes were blasted.
(b) ,an awful tragedy .had been enacted.
(2) But their sadness was sinful.
(a) Because it arose from their unbelief in the testimony of the prophets.
(b) Because it arose from their unbelief in the testimony of Christ Himself.
(c) Yet how common is such unbelief among Christians?
II. CHRIST IN HIS REPRESENTATIVE CHARACTER.
1. As ever near His sorrowing disciples.
2. As ever entering into their experience.
3. As rebuking their unbelief.
4. As the opener up of the Scriptures.
(1) Christ ever honours the Scriptures.
(2) Christ ever testifies to the genuineness and inspiration of the Scriptures.
(3) Christ ever teaches that tie Himself is the central subject of the Scriptures.
5. As unexpectedly revealing Himself,
(1) While their hearts were full of doubts, "their eyes were holden that they should not know Him."
(2) The expounding of the Scripture restored them to a believing condition.
(3) Their quickened faith resulted in hearts that burned.
(4) Hearts that burn alone can see Jesus to know Him.
(D. C. Hughes, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.