And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs.…
I. COMPANIONS LIKELY TO PART.
1. Observe the reason of parting. If Jesus had gone further, it would have been entirely because they forgot to invite Him or failed to urge Him to stay.
2. The point at which they were at all likely to part company with Christ.
(1) A point of change.
(2) A point where something had been accomplished.
(3) They were now about to rest for a time.
3. Had they parted company, the act would have been most blameworthy on their part.
II. THE GUEST NEEDING TO BE PRESSED.
1. He could not very well have tarried otherwise.
2. This is a characteristic of the Son of God at all times.
(1) He is jealous of our love.
(2) Another reason is His anxiety to do us good. He wisely wishes that we should value the mercy which He gives, by being led to consider what a case we should be in if He did not give it.
III. A GUEST WORTH PRESSING.
IV. AN ARGUMENT WITH WHICH TO HOLD HIM.
1. They would be dreary and lonely without Him.
2. The night was coming on, and they could not think of His being out in it.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.