Do you know what the number one roadblock to learning something new is?
A bad memory? Constant distractions? A bad teacher?
Nope. None of the above.
The number one roadblock to learning something new is a closed mind. And the apostles were suffering from a closed mind, even after Jesus’ resurrection. (That’s how powerful a closed mind can be!)
The apostles needed a supernatural intervention. And they got one.
“Then he [Jesus] opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45, NIV).
Now, here’s the bad news. Because of sin in our hearts, we all suffer from a spiritually closed mind. And there’s only one solution for it.
Have Jesus intervene — supernaturally — and open our minds, too. Then — and only then — will we be able to understand the Scriptures.
Our Bible reading for Tuesday, April 28, is Joshua 13:1 – 14:15, Luke 24:36-53 and Psalm 52:1-9.
Jesus, I want to understand the Scriptures. Open my mind so that I can understand what you want me to know about you, and about your love and forgiveness.
Header image based on "firmly closed" by Jenny Downing, CC By 2.0