3rd of Easter – Emmaus & Heartburn (2)

Road to Emmaus 4    Why think that the Emmaus story is about repentance/conversion?  How is it our story, too?  Here we see the need for their hearts to burn, our hearts to burn – purification! 

Here are a couple connections the Greek makes internally in Luke and with the Greek Old Testament:

  1. To go; proceed; travel = poreuomai     HOW were they traveling/going?  Immature and choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life.

Luke 24:13          Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem,

Luke 8:14           As for what fell among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.

     2.  Eye = ophthalmos    Why didn’t they recognize him?

Luke 24:14ff           and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

Luke 19:41f           As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

3.   Heart = cardia    Slow of heart?  Indeed, their hearts focused on themselves, lacking obedience to the wise, they were proud, and they could not keep the word of God in their hearts.  Spiritual Alzheimers?

Luke 24:25         Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared!

Luke 1:17           With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Luke 1:51           He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

Luke 8:12           The ones on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

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