(25) Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: (26) Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? (27) And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.Luke 24:25-27
Notice how Jesus, identity yet concealed to them, responded to their confusion. Jesus calls them out! He says that the problem here is that they were “slow of heart to believe”. He had told them many times that He would die, be buried, and rise again. Now He engages them in Bible study. Look at what He said:
Jesus didn’t just reveal Himself in that moment to make them believe by sight. He opened up the Word of God to them as it was revealed in “Moses and all the prophets”. This expression, “Moses and all the prophets” is a reference to the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and the rest of the Old Testament. Jesus took them book by book through the Old Testament as He walked and explained from the scripture who He is.
We’ve looked at so many of those passages- from Psalm 22, to Isaiah 53. Those are some of the most obvious, yet notice that this passage said “that Jesus expounded unto them in all the scriptures things concerning Himself.” The whole Bible is about Jesus.
There are all kinds of external evidence in the Bible that points to the Bible being true. There are evidences that we ought to know. But there is nothing that circumvents the power and authority of the Scripture. The Word of God is its own defense. The Truth of God’s Word is like a lion that should just be let go. It will do the work of God in people’s hearts. The Truth is that the whole Bible is the remedy to resolving the confusion that people have about who Jesus is. The Bible is about Jesus!
You and I can not have a relationship with Jesus divorced from the Bible. It is impossible. How is your relationship with Christ and His Word today?