Luke Chapter 14
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10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 14 Bible commentary...
Christ heals a man on the sabbath. (1-6) He teaches humility. (7-14) Parable of the great supper. (15-24) The necessity of consideration and self-denial. (25-35)1-6 This Pharisee, as well as others, seems to have had an ill design in entertaining Jesus at his house. But our Lord would not be hindered from healing a man, though he knew a clamour would be raised at his doing it on the sabbath. It requires care to understand the proper connexion between piety and charity in observing the sabbath, and the distinction between works of real necessity and habits of self-indulgence. Wisdom from above, teaches patient perseverance in well-doing.
7-14 Even in the common actions of life, Christ marks what we do, not only in our religious assemblies, but at our tables. We see in many cases, that a man's pride will bring him low, and before honour is humility. Our Saviour here teaches, that works of charity are better than works of show. But our Lord did not mean that a proud and unbelieving liberality should be rewarded, but that his precept of doing good to the poor and afflicted should be observed from love to him.
15-24 In this parable observe the free grace and mercy of God shining in the gospel of Christ, which will be food and a feast for the soul of a man that knows its own wants and miseries. All found some pretence to put off their attendance. This reproves the Jewish nation for their neglect of the offers of Christ's grace. It shows also the backwardness there is to close with the gospel call. The want of gratitude in those who slight gospel offers, and the contempt put upon the God of heaven thereby, justly provoke him. The apostles were to turn to the Gentiles, when the Jews refused the offer; and with them the church was filled. The provision made for precious souls in the gospel of Christ, has not been made in vain; for if some reject, others will thankfully accept the offer. The very poor and low in the world, shall be as welcome to Christ as the rich and great; and many times the gospel has the greatest success among those that labour under worldly disadvantages and bodily infirmities. Christ's house shall at last be filled; it will be so when the number of the elect is completed.
25-35 Though the disciples of Christ are not all crucified, yet they all bear their cross, and must bear it in the way of duty. Jesus bids them count upon it, and then consider of it. Our Saviour explains this by two similitudes; the former showing that we must consider the expenses of our religion; the latter, that we must consider the perils of it. Sit down and count the cost; consider it will cost the mortifying of sin, even the most beloved lusts. The proudest and most daring sinner cannot stand against God, for who knows the power of his anger? It is our interest to seek peace with him, and we need not send to ask conditions of peace, they are offered to us, and are highly to our advantage. In some way a disciple of Christ will be put to the trial. May we seek to be disciples indeed, and be careful not to grow slack in our profession, or afraid of the cross; that we may be the good salt of the earth, to season those around us with the savour of Christ.
Anonymous's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 5/14/2013, 7:41pm...
i like when jesus heal the man that has dospy. And JESUS said to thelawyers and pharisees, jesus said to them is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day. The pharisees took for granted that they were righteous because they religiously observed the mosaic law.
Cynthia's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 3/21/2013, 11:45pm...
Verse 26 means just what it said, you got to hate everything for God, because he does not take second to any one. Roman 9:13, as it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. God hated Esau because he sold his birth right to Jacob, his younger brother.
Harrison's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 2/11/2013, 12:06pm...
I understand the chapter talks all about to be Humble.
Jay's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 1/17/2013, 3:51pm...
Comment on verse 26:
1. This is a very misunderstood passage simply because people continue to make remarks about biblical scriptures without research and studying (2 Timothy 2:15);
2. Can anyone of reason truly believe that Jesus is teaching us that we must hate our family members in order to love and follow him?
3. Only an antichrist that rejects God's word and the truth of biblical philosophy would come to that conclusion;
4. The meaning behind the word hate is the same found in Genesis 29:30,31. Jacob truly loved Rachel more than Leah in verse 30, but noticed the word hate used by God in his description of how Jacob feels towards Leah in verse 31;
5. There are times when God uses the word hate in his describing of a feeling of one person over another when it is just a matter of a person having a more affectionate preference over someone else;
6. To get the true description of Jesus is saying in verse 26, go to Colossians 3:1-4;
7. True example of God's hatred about someone or something can be found in Proverbs 6:16-19.
Okeoghene Grace Dietake's Luke Chapter 14 comment about verse 26 on 1/11/2013, 12:41am...
Knowing you Jesus; there is no greater thing. Nothing (death, life, tribulations, family, wealth, self esteem, wealth, famine, hunger,..) shall separate me from your love... Romans 8:35-39. Whatever stands deceitfully to take your place in my life, I consider as dung and am ready to turn away from even if it is my own life. This is my solemn declaration and this is a light in a sense of what Luke 14:26 means. That nothing else matters; that all is NOTHING compared to the priceless blessings of knowing Jesus and that without this mentality, one is not even qualified to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Bill Whiteley's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 5/18/2012, 9:33am...
My earthly family may not be my eternal family. Some posts here come from a wordly point of view. What does a believer in Jesus and his word have in common with anybody who hates Jesus?
Sherylynn Taylor's Luke Chapter 14 comment on 2/02/2012, 12:26pm...
My Thoughts is that everything is God's he made us for is purpose not for our purpose.And when realize this and know how much He loved us we won't have problems putting Him first. For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten a Son that he that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 and this was His great gift to us. so our gift to Him is to put HIm first
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