Luke Chapter 7
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6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
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Matthew Henry's Luke Chapter 7 Bible commentary...
The centurion's servant healed. (1-10) The widow's son raised. (11-18) John the Baptist's inquiry concerning Jesus. (19-35) Christ anointed in the house of the Pharisee The parable of the two debtors. (36-50)1-10 Servants should study to endear themselves to their masters. Masters ought to take particular care of their servants when they are sick. We may still, by faithful and fervent prayer, apply to Christ, and ought to do so when sickness is in our families. The building places for religious worship is a good work, and an instance of love to God and his people. Our Lord Jesus was pleased with the centurion's faith; and he never fails to answer the expectations of that faith which honours his power and love. The cure soon wrought and perfect.
11-18 When the Lord saw the poor widow following her son to the grave, he had compassion on her. See Christ's power over death itself. The gospel call to all people, to young people particularly, is, Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light and life. When Christ put life into him, it appeared by the youth's sitting up. Have we grace from Christ? Let us show it. He began to speak: whenever Christ gives us spiritual life, he opens the lips in prayer and praise. When dead souls are raised to spiritual life, by Divine power going with the gospel, we must glorify God, and look upon it as a gracious visit to his people. Let us seek for such an interest in our compassionate Saviour, that we may look forward with joy to the time when the Redeemer's voice shall call forth all that are in their graves. May we be called to the resurrection of life, not to that of damnation.
19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.
36-50 None can truly perceive how precious Christ is, and the glory of the gospel, except the broken-hearted. But while they feel they cannot enough express self-abhorrence on account of sin, and admiration of his mercy, the self-sufficient will be disgusted, because the gospel encourages such repenting sinners. The Pharisee, instead of rejoicing in the tokens of the woman's repentance, confined his thoughts to her former bad character. But without free forgiveness none of us can escape the wrath to come; this our gracious Saviour has purchased with his blood, that he may freely bestow it on every one that believes in him. Christ, by a parable, forced Simon to acknowledge that the greater sinner this woman had been, the greater love she ought to show to Him when her sins were pardoned. Learn here, that sin is a debt; and all are sinners, are debtors to Almighty God. Some sinners are greater debtors; but whether our debt be more or less, it is more than we are able to pay. God is ready to forgive; and his Son having purchased pardon for those who believe in him, his gospel promises it to them, and his Spirit seals it to repenting sinners, and gives them the comfort. Let us keep far from the proud spirit of the Pharisee, simply depending upon and rejoicing in Christ alone, and so be prepared to obey him more zealously, and more strongly to recommend him unto all around us. The more we express our sorrow for sin, and our love to Christ, the clearer evidence we have of the forgiveness of our sins. What a wonderful change does grace make upon a sinner's heart and life, as well as upon his state before God, by the full remission of all his sins through faith in the Lord Jesus!
Tunji's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 2/03/2013, 3:54pm...
I love the idea Jesus presented of how this woman went beyond the norm because her perception of Christ's forgiven was huge: - Peter did not give Jesus WATER for his feet, the woman gave TEARS and wiped Jesusí feet with her hair - Peter did not give a kiss, which perhaps would have been on the forehead or on Jesusí cheeks, but this woman kissed his FEET - Peter did not anoint Jesus' HEAD, but this woman anointed his FEET with the expensive ointment in the Alabaster box. Other accounts showed that even if Peter or any of the other disciples had anointed Christ, it wouldn't have been with such an expensive oil because they considered it a waste, "...why not sell and give the money to the poor..." says Judas. Thanks be to God for his extravagant love.
Edward E.C's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/28/2013, 11:44pm...
Only what you do for God will last. This woman knew this was her one chance do something for Jesus. No matter who look, or said something about her, she had made up her mind; this is for Jesus.
Jay's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/05/2013, 12:22pm...
On Luke 7:36-50:
1. Speaking of the difference between a self righteous religious leader who is mostly interested in proselyting good decent people that do not realize they are sinners in need of a saviour and a person that realizes that they are unrighteous sinner that knows they cannot cleanse themselves from being a sinner without a saviour;
2. The anointing with alabaster box of ointment is a picture of a sacrifice of repentance (1 John 1:9);
3. The women here being called a sinner (John 9:31) by the Pharisee is most likely a reference to her actions, not just a person born into sin (as all humans are Romans 3:10,23), she is most likely a prostitute;
4. The parable of the creditor and two debtors validate this event between the Pharisee and the woman of low reputation;
5. Most people who get saved from a life of being a decent person do not seem to appreciate what they received through salvation as persons who get saved from a life of unlawful activity;
6. John 18:9-14, the Pharisee and the publican are on the same moral fortitude.
Jay's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/04/2013, 3:17pm...
On verses 18-35 it is truth versus falsehood, a person can only tell the book by its cover if you know the book, wisdom is of the children of true light (5:1-9). Many people are being beguiled by religion and their leaders, because they do not know the book (King James Version 1611 Authorized Version). People are looking at the glitter, pageantry, wonderful orators, and colorful costumes, rather than listening and receiving the truth from Godís men that may not appear in great buildings, fine clothing, wonderful orators, and a sub-standard dress code.
Jay's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/04/2013, 2:53pm...
1. The city of Nain means pasture, and here again the miracle is performed to prove he is the Messiah from God;
2. Key verse is 13 and Jesus is very compassionate when the conditions for miracles are met;
3. The lady was a widow, only son dead, no one to carry on the family heir and maybe no other means of support and I would guess she was broken and of a contrite spirit;
4. All the conditions ripe for a miracle.
Jay's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/04/2013, 2:38pm...
On Luke 7, I would divide this chapter into 3 divisions:
1. Verses 1-10 the city of Capernaum means city of consolation and of course the miracle is to prove that Jesus is the Messiah (for Jews) sent by God (Jehovah) that is spoken of in the Old Testament;
2. Key verse is 9 where Jesus demonstrates that a gentile has more true and honest faith than do the so called spiritual leaders (Pharisees) that should know the scriptures, and see the contrast of worthiness from verse 4 (Jesus) and verse 7 (Gentile). True and honest faith that we get from God (Hebrews 12:2) will reveal our true nature compared to the nature of Jesus and we are rewarded when we examine ourselves and confess this to God (1 John 1:9).
Bells's Luke Chapter 7 comment about verse 24 on 11/29/2012, 5:58pm...
I'm having hard time trying to understand this chapter. What exactly is Jesus saying?
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