Chapter 39 The Jesus Code: 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer by O.S. Hawkins.
This week’s question: “Did not our heart burn within us?” (Luke 24.32).
Jesus had been crucified and buried in a borrowed tomb along with the disciples hope for the future. In Luke 24 two of them are returning home to the village of Emmaus.
Then suddenly the resurrected “Jesus Himself drew near and went with them,” but they “did not know Him” (vv. 15– 16). After this incredible encounter, “their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight” (v. 31). And their response? “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” (v. 32).
We pride ourselves today on our brilliant minds: many know the nuances of theological truths. We pride ourselves on our benevolent hands: commendable social actions abound. But what we really need are burning hearts that only come when we listen to Him on the road.
Hawkins asks the question, “How can we acquire this heavenly heart burn?” He explains that their hearts did not burn when they were walking along and talking to each other. Neither did it happen when they talked to Him. Their hearts did not burn until they began to listen to Him as He opened the Scriptures to them. Continue reading