Luke Chapter 10
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.
Rita Houk's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 34 on 8/06/2014, 2:54am...
I think it is a beautiful story of Jesus love, mercy and compassion
Nkosinathi's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 8 on 6/28/2014, 11:59pm...
They were not to refuse forbidden foods according to the law of Moses or engage in any arguments about it lest their commission suffer hindrances.Whatever they ate was not important than what was at hand, to preach.
Nkosinathi Ngulube's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 42 on 6/28/2014, 10:23am...
Sometimes we do things which we perceive to be what God wants, like Martha, whereas what we think to be none significant, listening to Him, is what He wants us to be.Man you position according to where God sits, stands and or moves.
Nkosinathi Ngulube's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 41 on 6/28/2014, 10:17am...
Martha was to lay aside her chores and do as Mary did, for Jesus would not be with them in person always.She did not realise how much she had in the house.This goes on to show that it is ideal to be in spirit manner than carnal things when The Lord visits. "Chores " can wait!
Nkosinathi Ngulube's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 31 on 6/28/2014, 9:56am...
It goes on to show that most heathens possessed more of virtue than the followers of law as they showed more of mercy and love than ignorant obedience to the law.The same is with christianity, a true Christian does as per what Christ teaches us to do to fellowman, just as the samaritan did.It is imperative that we apply these teachings to our everyday lives, especially in the small things... and this brings to my attention to those who have been harrassed by life to be poor.Nowadays you hardly find good people to stop their cars by harmless pedestrians to give them a lift, no, we are concerned about our "self ", our good.we abandon the weightier things just as the Levite and the Priest did.Surely, will Jesus recognise His people......TRAGEDY!!!!
Jerry's Luke Chapter 10 comment about verse 19 on 6/24/2014, 3:26am...
the scripture tells me that i must not fear the emany because greater he 's the one in me than the one on the word 1john4 4.
Darron Jenkins's Luke Chapter 10 comment on 6/22/2014, 12:31pm...
My comments are on Luke Ch 10 V 38 42 those verses pointed out the need to stay focused on the word JESUS and not be distracted by worldly things. Jesus pointed that out in his anwser to martha when she asked Jesus to make Mary help her. JESUS said that Mary made a good choice to set and receive the word.
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