Luke Chapter 17
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 17 Bible commentary...
To avoid offences, To pray for increase of faith, Humility taught.11-19. Ten lepers cleansed. (1-10) Christ's kingdom. (20-37)1-10 It is no abatement of their guilt by whom an offence comes, nor will it lessen their punishment that offences will come. Faith in God's pardoning mercy, will enable us to get over the greatest difficulties in the way of forgiving our brethren. As with God nothing is impossible, so all things are possible to him that can believe. Our Lord showed his disciples their need of deep humility. The Lord has such a property in every creature, as no man can have in another; he cannot be in debt to them for their services, nor do they deserve any return from him.
11-19 A sense of our spiritual leprosy should make us very humble whenever we draw near to Christ. It is enough to refer ourselves to the compassions of Christ, for they fail not. We may look for God to meet us with mercy, when we are found in the way of obedience. Only one of those who were healed returned to give thanks. It becomes us, like him, to be very humble in thanksgivings, as well as in prayers. Christ noticed the one who thus distinguished himself, he was a Samaritan. The others only got the outward cure, he alone got the spiritual blessing.
20-37 The kingdom of God was among the Jews, or rather within some of them. It was a spiritual kingdom, set up in the heart by the power of Divine grace. Observe how it had been with sinners formerly, and in what state the judgments of God, which they had been warned of, found them. Here is shown what a dreadful surprise this destruction will be to the secure and sensual. Thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. When Christ came to destroy the Jewish nation by the Roman armies, that nation was found in such a state of false security as is here spoken of. In like manner, when Jesus Christ shall come to judge the world, sinners will be found altogether regardless; for in like manner the sinners of every age go on securely in their evil ways, and remember not their latter end. But wherever the wicked are, who are marked for eternal ruin, they shall be found by the judgments of God.
Jerry Murray's Luke Chapter 17 comment about verse 2 on 3/08/2014, 8:22pm...
If we all would send a letter as I am doing now to the IRS and our reps regarding our 500 000 000 that is one half billion in taxes supporting the slaughter of 4000 babies each day in America by Planned Parenthood and others we will see Almighty God work in ways that move Him to action
Robert's Luke Chapter 17 comment about verse 21 on 2/15/2014, 2:12am...
Apparently there is more than one interpretation of the Greek translation of the original word for within or in your our midst And of course we have no guarantee that the Greek version precisely represents the intention of the author which would have been Jesus speaking in his native language not Greek and recorded by another person perhaps many years afterwards So I have to look within myself to my spiritual self to provide a sense of what Jesus actually meant And my spiritual self says that the statement means that the kingdom of God is not a physical place but instead a spiritual place that lies within each of us Therefore The Kingdom of God is within you But it is also in your midst when you are gathered together to help each other know the truth Your spiritual self is present within the group
Ben's Luke Chapter 17 comment about verse 2 on 1/25/2014, 4:19pm...
Christ talks about the wages of sin throughout his teachings. But He says there is special punishment for those who harm the innocent children.
Welly Zulu's Luke Chapter 17 comment on 1/24/2014, 8:53am...
Jesus was showing the apostle that it is not for playing. Who is at thee top of the house should not clim down, mean's: when the Grace of God finds you in whatever situation you in don't think twice acept Jesus as your personal saviour. For the matterial things will pass on and turn to waste, salvation is now while you still alive.
Robert's Luke Chapter 17 comment on 1/18/2014, 1:20pm...
The forgotten and the saved.
Kip's Luke Chapter 17 comment on 12/29/2013, 4:41am...
The ten leppers were cast away but they recognised the power of Christ.When people are faced with problems they are cast out and rejected with family members even,but what you need to do when cast out,is to shout unto Jesus for there is victory in shouting
Janna's Luke Chapter 17 comment about verse 2 on 12/27/2013, 5:00pm...
I totally agree with Luke 17:2. Does this passage only apply to little ones? I wonder this at times. Would it not apply to somebody who abused an elderly person beat him or her? Stole from him or her???
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