Scripture:   Luke 24:45 NIV Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

Observation:    Jesus had just been crucified and had risen from the dead.  He was now walking with two disciples who had not yet figured out the identity of this healthy man walking with them.  Jesus was not just interested that they know the scriptures, but that they would understand.  He was explaining the scriptures that referred to his coming to die for our sins.                

Application:    The Holy Spirit now has the ministry of opening my mind and giving me understanding.  As I read the scriptures, I pay attention to thoughts that cross my mind.  Often a verse is linked to another verse I have read, or to something that I have experienced in my life, or something that is presently happening.  I gain understanding in how the scripture applies to me. 

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, I am blest that you help me understand and apply the scriptures to my life.  Use me to help others.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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