A short study of Luke 24:45
"He opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures".
Our Lord not only opens the scriptures, He also opens our UNDERSTANDING. In opening the scriptures, He has many workers; but in opening the understanding, HE IS ALONE. Many preachers can bring the scriptures to our minds, but only our Lord can open the mind to receive and believe the scriptures. Other teachers can reach the ears; only Christ instructs the heart. Others deal with externals; He imparts a LOVE for truth.
How many people of profound learning are quite ignorant of eternal things! But the most uneducated often become skilled scholars in the school of grace when our Lord unfolds the mysteries of His kingdom. Natural men have a veil over heart, ears, and eyes, and cannot understand the way of the Lord.
We were that way! We who now see were totally blind. Truth was to us as beauty in the darkness-UNKNOWN and UNNOTICED! But our Lord, through His Holy Spirit, taught us in the only place where God's truth can be learned--in the school of grace at the feet of our Lord. Other schools can teach men WHAT to believe, but only Christ can show us HOW to believe and enable us to believe.
1 John 5:20
"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life".