Both our teacher and our lesson!
"He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures — the things concerning Himself." Luke 24:27
The two disciples on the road to Emmaus had a most profitable journey. Their companion was the best of teachers — in whom is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
This unrivaled tutor used as His class-book, the best of books. He showed us that the surest road to wisdom is not speculation, reasoning, or reading human books — but meditation upon the Word of God. The readiest way to be spiritually rich in heavenly knowledge, is to dig in this mine of diamonds, to gather pearls from this heavenly sea! When Jesus Himself sought to enrich others — He wrought in the quarry of Holy Scripture.
The favored pair were led to consider the best of subjects — for Jesus spoke of Jesus, and expounded the things concerning Himself! Here the diamond cut the diamond, and what could be more admirable? The Master of the House unlocked His own doors, conducted the guests to His table, and placed His own dainties upon it! He who hid the treasure in the field — Himself guided the searchers to it. Our Lord would naturally discourse upon the sweetest of topics — and He could find none sweeter than His own person and work.
With an eye to these things — we should always search the Word. O for grace to study the Bible with Jesus as both our teacher and our lesson!