Mt Wellington Community Church


I'm intrigued and challenged by the fact that God hides things in his word for us to find. Learning that David's genealogy from Judah to Jesse is encrypted in the text of Genesis 38 long before the events described in Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges and First Samuel occurred is one those mind altering discoveries for me.

When Jesus walked and talked on the Emmaus Road after His resurrection (Luke 24:25-27) he led his companions through the Old Testament, which it appears, he expected them to know -

"27 Then, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them all the passages of Scripture about himself"

He highlighted the very things that had so shaken those men in the previous few days and explained why they had to happen.

25 .... "O, how foolish you are! How slow you are to believe everything the prophets said!
26 The Messiah had to suffer these things and then enter his glory, didn't he?"

My challenge is - how much more is hidden from me right now and how do I get at it? What about you?

Brian Saipe