Feeding the mind

Today Selwyn moves on to ‘look at another distinctive of the Early Church: their devotion to divine truth.’ The verse, Acts 2:42, ‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching … ‘, is the verse being considered.

I’m sure that Jesus is concerned with all facets of our well-being; in that our heart, spirit and mind are all carefully nutured – each according to their needs.

In regard to the study of Scripture, I like the section in Luke 24:25-27 (On the Road to Emmaus), “He (Jesus) said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. … (and, verse 32) They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us.”

Does your heart burn with joy when you read and study Scripture, to see and understand how it unfolds and explains, Jesus – His role, mission and purpose – and to be assured that there is no special/hidden knowledge,  reserved for a select elite?