Luke Chapter 10
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13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 10 Bible commentary...
Seventy disciples sent forth. (1-16) The blessedness of Christ's disciples. (17-24) The good Samaritan. (25-37) Jesus at the house of Martha and Mary. (38-42)1-16 Christ sent the seventy disciples, two and two, that they might strengthen and encourage one another. The ministry of the gospel calls men to receive Christ as a Prince and a Saviour; and he will surely come in the power of his Spirit to all places whither he sends his faithful servants. But the doom of those who receive the grace of God in vain, will be very fearful Those who despise the faithful ministers of Christ, who think meanly of them, and look scornfully upon them, will be reckoned as despisers of God and Christ.
17-24 All our victories over Satan, are obtained by power derived from Jesus Christ, and he must have all the praise. But let us beware of spiritual pride, which has been the destruction of many. Our Lord rejoiced at the prospect of the salvation of many souls. It was fit that particular notice should be taken of that hour of joy; there were few such, for He was a man of sorrows: in that hour in which he saw Satan fall, and heard of the good success of his ministers, in that hour he rejoiced. He has ever resisted the proud, and given grace to the humble. The more simply dependent we are on the teaching, help, and blessing of the Son of God, the more we shall know both of the Father and of the Son; the more blessed we shall be in seeing the glory, and hearing the words of the Divine Saviour; and the more useful we shall be made in promoting his cause.
25-37 If we speak of eternal life, and the way to it, in a careless manner, we take the name of God in vain. No one will ever love God and his neighbour with any measure of pure, spiritual love, who is not made a partaker of converting grace. But the proud heart of man strives hard against these convictions. Christ gave an instance of a poor Jew in distress, relieved by a good Samaritan. This poor man fell among thieves, who left him about to die of his wounds. He was slighted by those who should have been his friends, and was cared for by a stranger, a Samaritan, of the nation which the Jews most despised and detested, and would have no dealings with. It is lamentable to observe how selfishness governs all ranks; how many excuses men will make to avoid trouble or expense in relieving others. But the true Christian has the law of love written in his heart. The Spirit of Christ dwells in him; Christ's image is renewed in his soul. The parable is a beautiful explanation of the law of loving our neighbour as ourselves, without regard to nation, party, or any other distinction. It also sets forth the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward sinful, miserable men. We were like this poor, distressed traveller. Satan, our enemy, has robbed us, and wounded us: such is the mischief sin has done us. The blessed Jesus had compassion on us. The believer considers that Jesus loved him, and gave his life for him, when an enemy and a rebel; and having shown him mercy, he bids him go and do likewise. It is the duty of us all , in our places, and according to our ability, to succour, help, and relieve all that are in distress and necessity.
38-42 A good sermon is not the worse for being preached in a house; and the visits of our friends should be so managed, as to make them turn to the good of their souls. Sitting at Christ's feet, signifies readiness to receive his word, and submission to the guidance of it. Martha was providing for the entertainment of Christ, and those that came with him. Here were respect to our Lord Jesus and right care of her household affairs. But there was something to be blamed. She was for much serving; plenty, variety, and exactness. Worldly business is a snare to us, when it hinders us from serving God, and getting good to our souls. What needless time is wasted, and expense often laid out, even in entertaining professors of the gospel! Though Martha was on this occasion faulty, yet she was a true believer, and in her general conduct did not neglect the one thing needful. The favour of God is needful to our happiness; the salvation of Christ is needful to our safety. Where this is attended to, all other things will be rightly pursued. Christ declared, Mary hath chosen the good part. For one thing is needful, this one thing that she has done, to give up herself to the guidance of Christ. The things of this life will be taken away from us, at the furthest, when we shall be taken away from them; but nothing shall separate from the love of Christ, and a part in that love. Men and devils cannot take it away from us, and God and Christ will not. Let us mind the one thing needful more diligently.
Symon zziwa's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 7 on 4/03/2013, 3:09pm...
its always wise to pay whatever you owe to everybody on time to retain that relationship.most of us have ruined our good names by not doing that.
Also its not good to keep on begging from one person to another. it creates a bad picture as it potrays one to be lazy
Teacher Mother Jen's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 21 on 3/30/2013, 9:53am...
I was taught that in order to get the whole roll you must read and understand the whole chapter not just the verse,here Jesus was replying to what the 70 came back to him and said about the devils are subject unto us through thy name,that it it the Lord that does it all since they are only babies it had to be given by the spirit to them to recieved the understanding to know it and for it to be reveal.
Dee's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 2/11/2013, 1:17am...
Jesus declared that Mary chose what was better. I claim the guidance and teachings of Jesus Christ. To know that you know that it is the Holy Spirit when it speaks to you. When it shows you visions and speak in tongues. The relationship between you and God is an adventure. He is the aurthor and the finisher of my life. I'm diving deeper into his word in the name of Jesus to edify my spirit man as his words feed my soul and fill my vessel. Lord, hide me behind your cross and shield under your wings. I love you, Jesus.
Sammie's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 1/25/2013, 11:48am...
Oh yeah this frustrates how we as human beings go on our own understandings and we fail to do the best of the many obstacles that we meet on the way, the people that beat up the man are the devil's many traps that hinder us from going on. But thanks to God he sends us help and pays all of our debts leaving us in good hands of His Holy spirit who takes care of us and nurses our wounds to quick recovery.
Prophet Isaac Babatunde Oke's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 30 on 1/24/2013, 9:05am...
This is a picture of a Christian that lives the presence of God and defends himself from sin. Wounded devil John 10:10. Need someone to help him out. The only one that can help out of sin is JESUS CHRIST.
Decon palmer's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 1/13/2013, 10:19am...
If we all live by what Luke is all about, this world would be a better place to live. Love thy neighbor as if you lived next to the Lord almighty himself.
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