Luke 24:13-35

                                                        May 23, 2021





Just as Jesus revealed to these two disciples the plan of salvation and

role of the Messiah, He stands ready to reveal to you all you need for your

present and eternal salvation!


Read Titus 2:11-15


Emmaus was about seven miles from Jerusalem and to walk there, over

rough terrain, took 3-4 hours.


We have here Jesus walking and conversing with two disciples,

one named Cleopas and the other unnamed.  These two disciples must

have been part of the close-knit followers of Jesus to be allowed into

the company where the Disciples hid themselves, but they were not

of the original eleven.  “....and to all the rest.”  (v. 9)


These two were contemporaries of Jesus and like the rest, did not

comprehend what was happening in the Kingdom of God.  They were

despairing  at Christ’s death and were disappointed that He had not

fulfilled their expectations.


As they were moping along towards Emmaus, Jesus joined them.

After interrogating them He began teaching them from the Scriptures

how the Messiah had to die for the sins of the world and then rise again.

Beginning in the first five books of the Old Testament and continuing

on to the prophets, Jesus “...expounded unto them in all the scriptures

the things concerning Himself.”  (v. 27)


Unfortunately, like Cleopas and the other unnamed disciple, some people have a

hard time understanding Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. 



He walks with me and talks with me along life’s way - He Lives


I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today
I know that He is living, whatever men may say
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer
And just the time I need Him He's always near

He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way

He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart


In all the world around me I see His loving care
And though my heart grows weary I never will despair
I know that He is leading, thro' all the stormy blast
The day of His appearing will come at last

He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way

He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart


Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian! Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find
None other is so loving, so good and kind

He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way

He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart


Songwriters: Ackley Alfred H


                                                Fool in the Greek







1 ἄφρων - aphron -  signifieswithout reason” -  “want of mental sanity and sobriety,

a reckless and inconsiderate habit of mind”  or “the lack of commonsense perception

of the reality of things natural and spiritual … or;  the imprudent ordering of one’s life

in regard to salvation” (it is mostly translated “foolish” or “foolish ones” in the

Revised Version; Luke 11:40; 12:20; Romans 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:36;

II Corinthians 11:16 (twice), 19; 12:6, 11; Eph. 5:17; 1 Pet. 2:15.

 (contrasted with φρόνησις - phronaesis - to have understanding, denotes practical

wisdom, prudence in the management of affairs);  sometimes translated wisdom.


2. ἀνόητος - anoaetos - signifies “not understanding in Luke 24:25; in Romans

1:14 and Galatians 3:1, 3 it signifies “senseless,” an unworthy lack of understanding;

sometimes it carries a moral reproach and describes one who does not govern his

lusts, Titus 3:3; in 1 Timothy 6:9 it is associated with evil desires, lusts. (contrast

σώφρων - sophron - denotes sound mind   “sober-minded, selfcontrolled”) A

synonym is unwise.


3. ­Μωρός  - moros - primarily denotes “dull, sluggish” (from a root ­word means

to be silly”); hence, “stupid, foolish”; it is used (a) of persons, Matthew 5:22,

“Thou fool”; here the word means morally worthless, a scoundrel, a more serious

reproach than Raca”; the latter scorns a man’s mind and calls him stupid; ­­Μωρός

scorns his heart and character; hence the Lord’s more severe condemnation; in 7:26,

a foolish man”; 23:17, 19, “fools”; 25:2, 3, 8, “foolish”; in 1 Corinthians 3:18,

a fool”; the apostle Paul uses it of himself and his fellow-workers, in 4:10,

fools” (i.e., in the eyes of opponents); adjectivally, that which is considered

by the ignorant as a “foolish” policy or mode of dealing, lit., “the foolish (thing)”;

so in v. 27, “the foolish (things) of the world.”


4. ἀσύνετος -  asunetos - denotes without discernment or void of understanding;

    clueless, hence senseless.   “Because knowing God, they didn’t glorify Him as God,

    neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless

    (foolish - King James Version) heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be

    wise, they became fools.”  (Romans 1:21-22 - Septuagint)






1.  μώραίνω - moraino -  (a) in the causal sense, “to make foolish,” 1 Corinthians 1:20;

     (b) in the passive sense, “to become foolish,” Romans 1:22;


2. παραφρονέω - paraphroneo- to be beside oneself; to be deranged; while being

    delirious; (as one beside himself; as a fool).




1.  μωρία - moria -  denotes foolishness (akin to Adjective No. 3 and verb No. 1 above),

     and is used in 1 Corinthians 1:18, 21, 23; 2:14; 3:19.


2. ἀφροσύνῃ - aphronsunae - senselessness is translated “foolishness” in Mark 7:22;

    and “folly” and “foolishlyin II Corinthians 11:1, 17, 21, KJV).


fool is a politically incorrect word nowadays - I guess the thinking is you can’t be a fool

if there is no word depicting it - like the  other nonsense of cancel culture


v. 25

Isaiah 35:


Malachi 3:16-18


Genesis 5 18-31


Walking with God




Enoch did not literally walk with God; this is unquestionably a figurative

expression, but a figurative walk involves the same thing today as it did then.

First, it means he went in the same direction God went. He was moving the way

God was going. God is forever moving in human history.


Enoch walked with God.This is translated in the Septuagint, εὐηρὲστησε δὲ Ἐνὼχ

τῷ θεῷ , “Enoch pleased God,” whence comes the “testimony” quoted in Hebrews 11:5.

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death ; and was not found,

because God had translated him:  for before his translation he had this testimony,

that he pleased God.”  Really it gives the cause of which the Greek phrase is the effect;

for it denotes a steady continuance in well-doing, and a life spent in the immediate

presence of and in constant communion with God.




And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: (Genesis 5:21)

The dedicated and initiated child grew up to possess, illustrate, and proclaim the

piety which was the distinguishing characteristic of the holy line. At the comparatively

early age of sixty-five he begat ("forbidding to marry" being unknown then) Methuselah.


And Enoch walked with God (Elohim). The phrase, used also of Noah, (Genesis 6:9),

and by Micah - “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good, and what doth the Lord

require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”

(Micah 6:8. Compare the similar expressions, "to walk before God,"  In Genesis 17:1,

it is said “And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to

Abram, and said unto him, I am the almighty God; walk before me, and be thou

perfect.  Literally, set thyself to walk, as in ch. 13:17, in my presence, as

if conscious of my inspection and solicitous of my approval; not behind me,

as if sensible of shortcomings, and desirous to elude observation. The

phrase intimates a less exalted piety than the corresponding phrase used of

Enoch (5. 24) and Noah (Genesis 6:9).


The Psalmist said, “I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.”

Psalm 116:9, and to walk after God, “Ye shall walk after the Lord you God,

and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye

shall serve Him and cleave unto Him.” (Deuteronomy 13:4). 


In the New Testament we are admonished:  “Be ye therefore followers of God

as dear children.  And walk in love as Christ also hath loved us, and hath

given Himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling

savor.”  (Ephesians 5:1),  which portrays a life of singularly elevated piety;

not merely a constant realization of the Divine presence, or even a perpetual

effort at holy obedience, but also "a maintenance of the most confidential

intercourse with the personal God (Keil). It implies a situation of nearness

to God, if not in place at least in spirit; a character of likeness to God

“Can two walk together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3), and

a life of converse with God.


Following the Septuagint the writer to the Hebrews describes it as a life that was

"pleasing to God," as springing from the root of faith (Hebrews 11:5). Yet though

preeminently spiritual and contemplative, Jude tells us (vs. 14-15) the patriarch s

life had its active and aggressive outlook towards the evil times in which he lived. 

After he begat Methuselah. "Which intimates that he did not begin to be eminent

for piety till about that time; at first he walked as other men' (Henry). Procopius Gazeus

goes beyond this, and thinks that before his son's birth Enoch was "a wicked liver,"

but then repented. The historian's language, however, does not necessarily imply

that his piety was so late in commencing and it is more pleasing to think that from

his youth upwards he was "as a shining star for virtue and holiness (Willet). Three

hundred years. As his piety began early, so likewise did it continue long; it was not

intermittent and fluctuating, but steadfast and persevering.  (Compare 1 Corinthians

15:58 - “Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always

abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not

in vain in the Lord.” ). 


And begat sons and daughters. "Hence it is undeniably evident that the stats and

use of matrimony doth very well agree with the severest course of holiness, and

with the office of a prophet or preacher" (Peele). And all the days of Enoch were

three hundred and sixty-five years. "





My son, John Ryan, running towards the gap between the two

walnut trees on our farm - October 12, 1984,



Then came Enoch whose life went beyond the

reception and confession of the atonement, for he set before men the great

truth of communion with God; he displayed in his life the relation of the

believer to the Most High, and showed how near the living God

condescends to be to his own children.



God realized as existing, observing, judging, and rewarding human deeds: a real

God, really with us — this we must know, or there is no walking with God.


Enoch walked with God for hundreds of years.  He continued in

the calm, happy, equable enjoyment of fellowship with God from day to

day. Night with its sleep did not suspend it; day with its cares did not

endanger it. It was not a run, a rush, a leap, a spurt, but a steady progression. On,

on, through three happy centuries and more did Enoch continue to walk

with God.



It is implied also in this phrase that his life was progressive: for if a man

walks either by himself or with anybody else, he makes progress, he goes

forward. Enoch walked with God. At the end of two hundred years he was

not where he began, he was in the same company, but he had gone forward

in the right way. At the end of the third hundred years Enoch enjoyed more

understood more, loved more, had received more, and could give out

more, for he had gone forward in all respects. A man who walks with God

will necessarily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of God and in likeness

to Christ. You cannot suppose a perpetual walk with God year after year,

without the favored person being strengthened, sanctified, instructed, and

rendered more able to glorify God. So I gather that Enoch’s life was a life

of spiritual progress, he went from strength to strength, and made headway

in the gracious pilgrimage. May God grant us to be pressing onward




Suffer a few more observations upon Enoch’s walk. In “Kitto’s Daily Bible

Pleadings” there is an exceedingly pleasing piece, illustrating what it must

be to walk with God by the figure of a father’s taking his little son by the

hand and walking forth with him upon the breezy hills. He says, “As that

child walks with thee, so do thou walk with God. That child loves thee

now. The world — the cold and cruel world — has not yet come between

his heart and thine. His love now is the purest and most beautiful he will

ever feel, or thou wilt ever receive. Cherish it well, and as that child walks

lovingly with thee, so do thou walk lovingly with God.” It is a delight to

such children to be with their father. The roughness of the way or of the

weather is nothing to them: it is joy enough to go for a walk with father.

There is a warm, tender, affectionate grip of the hand and a beaming smile

of the eye as they look up to father while he conducts them over hill and

dale. Such a walk is humble too, for the child looks upon its father as the

greatest and wisest man that ever lived. He considers him to be the

incarnation of everything that is strong and wise, and all that his father says

or does he admires. As he walks along he feels for his father the utmost

affection, but his reverence is equally strong: he is very near his father, but

yet he is only a child, and looks up to his father as his king. Moreover such

a walk is one of perfect confidence. The boy is not afraid of missing his

way, he trusts implicitly his father’s guidance. His father’s arm will screen

him from all danger, and therefore he does not so much as give it a thought

why should he? If care is needed as to the road, it is his father’s

business to see to it, and the child, therefore, never dreams of anxiety; why

should he? If any difficult place is to be passed, the father will have to lift

the boy over it, or help him through it — the child meanwhile is merry as a

bird — why should he not be? Thus should the believer walk with God,

resting on eternal tenderness and rejoicing in undoubted love. A believer

should be unconscious of dread either as to the present or to the future.


Beloved friend in Christ, your Father may be trusted, He will supply all

your need.



And Noah walked with God. The special form in which his just and perfect character

revealed itself amongst his sinful contemporaries. For the import of the phrase see

on Genesis 5:22. Noah was also a preacher of righteousness (II Peter 2:5), and

probably announced to the wicked age in which he lived the coming of the

Flood (Hebrews 11:7).



Walk is mentioned 318 times in the Bible

Walked is mentioned 125 times

Walkest is mentioned 7 times

Walketh is mentioned 41 times

Walking is mentioned 30 times


So some form of “to walk” is mentioned for a total of 521 times.


“\And thine ears shall shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the

way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to

the left.”  (Isaiah 30:21)


Lamech and Enoch

Enoch and Lamech


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