And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.…
I. THIS WALK TO EMMAUS SUGGESTS THE STRANGE MINGLING OF UNBELIEF AND FAITH IN THE SAME BREAST.
1. The fact of their unbelief.
2. The unreasonableness of their unbelief.
3. The reality of their faith.
II. THIS WALK TO EMMAUS SUGGESTS THE LORD'S INTEREST IN HIS PERPLEXED BUT INQUIRING DISCIPLES.
III. THIS WALK TO EMMAUS SUGGESTS THE CHARACTER OF THE TRUE INQUIRER, THOUGH PERPLEXED.
1. He is ever interested in those who unfold the Scriptures.
2. He is ever open to conviction.
3. His heart is ever stirred by the truth.
4. When he learns the truth, he is ever anxious to proclaim it to others.Lessons:
1. We learn that unbelief arises from the heart, and is .an evidence of unwisdom.
2. That unbelief not only brings trouble to the heart, but blindness to the mind.
3. That perplexities are not solved by reasoning, but by the study of God's Word.
4. If our Lord and His apostles found in Moses and the prophets evidences of His Messiahship, why may not we?
(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.