Luke Chapter 6
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17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
The disciples pluck corn on the sabbath. (1-5) Works of mercy suitable to the sabbath day. (6-11) The apostles chosen. (12-19) Blessings and woes declared. (20-26) Christ exhorts to mercy. (27-36) And to justice and sincerity. (37-49)1-5 Christ justifies his disciples in a work of necessity for themselves on the sabbath day, and that was plucking the ears of corn when they were hungry. But we must take heed that we mistake not this liberty for leave to commit sin. Christ will have us to know and remember that it is his day, therefore to be spent in his service, and to his honour.
6-11 Christ was neither ashamed nor afraid to own the purposes of his grace. He healed the poor man, though he knew that his enemies would take advantage against him for it. Let us not be drawn either from our duty or from our usefulness by any opposition. We may well be amazed, that the sons of men should be so wicked.
12-19 We often think one half hour a great deal to spend in meditation and secret prayer, but Christ was whole nights engaged in these duties. In serving God, our great care should be not to lose time, but to make the end of one good duty the beginning of another. The twelve apostles are here named; never were men so privileged, yet one of them had a devil, and proved a traitor. Those who have not faithful preaching near them, had better travel far than be without it. It is indeed worth while to go a great way to hear the word of Christ, and to go out of the way of other business for it. They came to be cured by him, and he healed them. There is a fulness of grace in Christ, and healing virtue in him, ready to go out from him, that is enough for all, enough for each. Men regard the diseases of the body as greater evils than those of their souls; but the Scripture teaches us differently.
20-26 Here begins a discourse of Christ, most of which is also found in #Mt 5; 7|. But some think that this was preached at another time and place. All believers that take the precepts of the gospel to themselves, and live by them, may take the promises of the gospel to themselves, and live upon them. Woes are denounced against prosperous sinners as miserable people, though the world envies them. Those are blessed indeed whom Christ blesses, but those must be dreadfully miserable who fall under his woe and curse! What a vast advantage will the saint have over the sinner in the other world! and what a wide difference will there be in their rewards, how much soever the sinner may prosper, and the saint be afflicted here!
27-36 These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ's love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.
37-49 All these sayings Christ often used; it was easy to apply them. We ought to be very careful when we blame others; for we need allowance ourselves. If we are of a giving and a forgiving spirit, we shall ourselves reap the benefit. Though full and exact returns are made in another world, not in this world, yet Providence does what should encourage us in doing good. Those who follow the multitude to do evil, follow in the broad way that leads to destruction. The tree is known by its fruits; may the word of Christ be so grafted in our hearts, that we may be fruitful in every good word and work. And what the mouth commonly speaks, generally agrees with what is most in the heart. Those only make sure work for their souls and eternity, and take the course that will profit in a trying time, who think, speak, and act according to the words of Christ. Those who take pains in religion, found their hope upon Christ, who is the Rock of Ages, and other foundation can no man lay. In death and judgment they are safe, being kept by the power of Christ through faith unto salvation, and they shall never perish.
Ram's Luke Chapter 6 comment on 2/04/2013, 10:16am...
Very nice, very interesting.
Tunji's Luke Chapter 6 comment on 2/03/2013, 11:00am...
No doubt, Luke 6 is loaded with truths, but I would just like to comment on verses 47-49. The first striking thing there is that; whatever you do, you are building. Your action or inaction, is in some sense a kind of building. This idea of "no vacuum" seems to run through the whole of the bible, Jesus, in another discourse said "...he that gathereth not with me, scattereth" , again he said in the parable of the talents, "...he that hath not, even that which he hath, shall be taken away fom him". So itís either you are abounding or retrogressing, increasing or decreasing. Secondly, taking heed to God's word is building on the rock. And lastly, whatever you build, would be tested by the elements. Choose to build on the solid rock because all other ground is sinking sand. Shaloom.
Benjamin's Luke Chapter 6 comment about verse 1 on 1/29/2013, 8:10am...
Shalom! There is a first Sabbath (protos sabbaton) in Mark 16:9, translated "the first day of the week". But sabbaton is in the singular and therefore refers to a Sabbath day and not a week. This first Sabbath is the weekly Sabbath, counted 7 other ones till Pentecost. By the way the Lord is risen on the first Sabbath and not on Sunday. There is a mia sabbaton, which is in plural and refers to the 7 weeks (Leviticus 23:15), this refers to the Sunday in Matthew 28:1, Luke and John. But a singular sabbaton refers always to a Sabbath day, as in Luke 6:1.
Goddey's Luke Chapter 6 comment on 1/29/2013, 3:41am...
This is a beautiful chapter and it is loaded with great lessons. It shows that God loves everyone so much and would always love to see him/her in good health and enjoying life. Hunger was quenched via non conventional and traditional way on Sabbath day, a sick person supernaturally healed on Sabbath day? Can you imagine how much God wants all men to be fed and be in good health? We should follow the example of caring for the needy. Many times we quote Luke 6.38 without recognizing that the conditions for having baskets full and running over is attached to how we treat other people and not just the giving of offering in Church. Give to everyone that asks, love your enemies, be committed to doing good, making use of spiritual gifts etc. I think we should renew our commitment to the full teachings of the word of God in order to reap the full benefits of the promises. Amen
Susan Dalton's Luke Chapter 6 comment about verse 39 on 1/18/2013, 3:52pm...
Luke 6:39. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? As Jesus spoke to these people at that time He was aware of the society in which the people lived and how people related to one another. In our society and in our relationships with people the same conditions can be seen. Some people may feel that some get a gain off of someone else; the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Or, if that's what it takes to make it, that's what a person has to do in this society. Jesus said not so. If the one person is blind, and the righteous blind their eye also, then both are blind and both will fall into the ditch. Keeping one's eye from becoming blind may be the only light the blind see - and it keeps the seeing from falling into the ditch also.
Ted's Luke Chapter 6 comment on 1/10/2013, 8:50am...
I believe this chapter sums up the type of lives we should strive for after we truly believe. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. I say "strive" because for our entire lives we will be humans on earth, we will be sinful in some ways. Just being of the flesh is sinful. But if we believe in the grace of the Almighty God, then we will be a work in progress for our entire time remaining here on earth. As it is written, "For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift from God". May God bless all of you and all of your loved ones as well.
Jay's Luke Chapter 6 comment on 1/04/2013, 12:16pm...
I am sympathetic to your situation for I have recently lost my position in a hospital that I have been with for several years because of knee replacement and no longer am able to perform my position at the level that is expected.
1. A door closed by God cannot be opened by man and a door opened by God cannot be closed by man!
2. Others maybe dependent on us, but we must always trust in the lord and be always dependent on him (Proverbs 3:5-8; Philippians 4:19);
3. As for judgment on the world (John 16:8-11), we must first judge ourselves to check our standing with God (1 Corinthians 11:31,32);
4. God has already judged sinners at the cross;
5. God will judge the world, nations, and people according to his holy scriptures by his son Jesus Christ (Romans 2:14-16);
6. The judgment seat of Christ for born again Christians (Romans 14:10, 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:13);
7. The white throne judgment for persons who have not been born again (Revelation 20:11-15);
8. Born again by the holy spirit only without water baptism or any other works related deeds that some religions require.
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