Luke Chapter 7
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!
Pamela's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 5/06/2014, 8:21am...
John sent his disciples for their and our sake, so WE would know. The BiBLE is our guide, our knowledge to learn all that is written is for us to read and understand. John knew, it was for everyone else to learn and know. Blessings and continued understanding to us all.
Linda's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 4/17/2014, 8:01am...
Type O In Trivia Explanation 1 I put the words in Parentheses Bust Should be just mhy Should be my 1. What did the Centurion know that no one else had demonstrated to Jesus? That His power was not in his touch but in who He was. Your Choice Correct Answer That He could heal from a great distance. That He was a busy man That He would only do what He willed to do. Explanation Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. Bust say the word, and mhy servant will be healed. For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, 'Go ' and he goes and to another, 'Come ' and he comes and to my servant 'Do this ' and he does it. When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, 'I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel. ' Reference Luke Chapter 7 Thank You!
Linda's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 4/17/2014, 7:49am...
I want to let the writers of the Trivia Questions in Luke 6 and seven need to be proof read again. There are type o words that need corrected. Thank you!
James Lewis's Luke Chapter 7 comment about verse 33 on 1/17/2014, 1:55pm...
Why do some people believe it is wrong to drink wine or strong drink. I there scripture to support drinking Not Drunkness
Robert's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/06/2014, 12:32pm...
Jesus is annointed by a sinner. He explains what she did to him and forgave her sins.
Robert's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 1/05/2014, 5:07pm...
John must decrease and Jesus increase. This is one of the harder chaptors for me as John lived for Christ and he has been left in prison.
Brooke Padgett's Luke Chapter 7 comment on 10/30/2013, 8:03pm...
Or had the Spirit left John at this point and that is why he didn't recognize Jesus?? When before John exclaimed " Behold the Lamb of God!" Or leaped for joy in Elizabeth's womb when Mary entered the house,he already had the Spirit and the Spirit recognized Him then, so why the need to question?
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