… that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

These basic building-blocks of our Christian faith, Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, are all attested to by God’s word. It is striking how often the Gospel writers, (a dozen times by Matthew alone!), tell of certain things happening that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Just imagine eavesdropping, as the Lord spoke with those two disciples on the Emmaus road, as he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself’ (Lk 24:27). No wonder they said afterwards ‘did not our hearts burn within us…while he opened to us the Scriptures?’ (24:32). How important that we too search out in those same scriptures the things concerning himself!

Daily Reading: Leviticus 21