Today's encouragement comes from Luke 24:27, where we find these words:
"And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He [Christ] expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."
Why did Jesus employ the Scriptures (only), when He was teaching His dis-ciples all things concerning Himself? Why did He not use tradition, councils, and the opinions of ancient Jewish leaders? Because those sources were not inspired of God—they had no authority over His disciples' consciences.
Let us be sure we garner what we are going to know about God from the Holy Scriptures. This will require the ministry of the church, to be sure—but as your ministers are faithful to their callings, they will be preaching The Christ as He is revealed in HIs Resurrection and God's Holy Book.
[Puritan quote of the day: "None can better discover Satan's sleights and poli-cies, than those who have been long in the fencing-school of temptation.”
—Thomas Watson, in, "All Things for Good"]