Luke Chapter 17 Discussion



 
  • Jimmy Washington on Luke 17
    Luke 17:5-6
  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 17
    Guy,

    In Luke 17:37, Jesus is talking about that day when people are going to gather together in the Valley outside of Jerusalem to fight against Christ at His coming. Remember the birds are going to be called in to feed on their carcasses. These people have been drawn out into the battle. So He is talking about His day.
  • Guy Prather on Luke 17
    I would like some clarification on verse 37, if possible. Thank you.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Luke 17
    Jesse That's is why in the Gospels he says without me you can do nothing, before born again without God

    and without Hope now Sons of God and the Hope of the Return.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Luke 17
    Very well said. It would be so great to all go out street preaching!!!! Oh to be 20 yrs younger :/

    I love you all. We're familyJesus's bros and sisters! HAPPIER NEW YEAR.

    Straight KJV Bible and a 3 inch wide Strongs Concordance. Mine smells so good I lay on it. Thank God the cat can't talk.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Luke 17
    Tony,

    I'd like to also share with you my perspective on Luke 17:9-10.

    In Luke 17:9, Jesus says " Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him?"Jesus said, I think not.

    Verse 10: So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.



    So if you ever get into a position, a mind frame or an attitude in life that you think that things are going wrong and that God owes you, just remember that when we serve Him day and night, we are only doing what He asked us to do. It is not a bonus.

    Then He says we are unprofitable servants.



    The Greek word for unprofitable is useless. Useless! At our best in our human effort we are useless. But when God gives us the faith He does great things. But you see it's not to our credit. It is what God does through us, and if God works through us all day and all night, that is all to His credit. If we did it, we'd just be unprofitable servants only doing the minimum.

    Anyway, that's what I understand this to be saying!
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 17
    In previous Chapters we see Jesus is talking to many different people from different backgrounds, educations & walks in life:

    Luke 14, Luke 15:1,2, Luke 16:1,14,

    Luke 15:3 =3 parables prior have to do with GOD's goodness, amazing mercy & love for HIS lost children. Luke 15:4-32,

    Luke 16, continues as Jesus is talking to the disciples, Luke 16:1, yet you see the others appear to still be there. Luke 16:14,

    A steward is someone trusted with things, property, belongings (even teachings) that don't belong to them, they are trusted to maintain, keep, watch-over, protect, grow etc. In this parable Jesus seems to be pointing out the wrongs done.

    Luke 16:8, notice Luke 16:9-13, if you go back to Luke 14, they appear to be at one of the Cheif Phariees house throughout these chapters. Luke 14:1, (Pharisee known for being very strict religious of GOD's written laws) therefore being a "steward" of GOD's written laws, including teaching, nextJesus speaks of the rich man, that showed no mercy. Luke 16:19-31, I believe Jesus is rebuking the "rich teachers, stewards" yet also teaching HIS disciples to be wiser to what is going on.

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • Tony on Luke 17
    what does it mean when he says a servant has done his duty but has to ask forgiveness for being a unprofitable servant?
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    Hi Carol. Leviticus chapter 13 is a chapter that fully describes the disease of leprosy & its aftermath.
  • CAROL A BORDEN on Luke 17
    Where in the old testament does it talk of the priests evaluation blemishes on the skin.
  • Eric Lopez on Luke 17
    I like how this book has more details from the first 2 (Matthew and Mark)
  • Jason Noble on Luke 17
    Jesus gives clews about the great tribulations coming. Luke describes how Jesus thief will come at the day of the Lord to lay down the land. He will not meet us as a man. It sounds like guns, thunder. Revolution.

    Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
  • Connie - in Reply on Luke 17
    Sacha that is such a wonderful testimony!.

    That kind of fellowship is exactly what I believe I was searching for here.

    When i read the scriptures and see how it tells of how the people think and act I find myself being the one who needs corrected.

    I have never seen a scripture that I could say described how right i am thinking nor how wrong anyone else is thinking.

    I am not ashamed to admit that I don't know how God , or Jesus is working with other people.

    i see in my eyes, the one drop of love you described , is bigger than any ocean i have seen.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. It melted my own cold heart a bit..
  • Sacha - in Reply on Luke 17
    I know that however much i love God and Jesus it really isnt enough ,my heart would literally burst i think if i loved Them as much as i should ,my love is like one drop of water in the ocean ,my heart is cold and hard and i am totally reliant on Gods mercy which He shows me in a million different ways every day . I am literally lost without Him .
  • Connie - in Reply on Luke 17
    Chris thank you for understanding my personal testimony of how God is very much involved in people's life on a personal level. I hoped to help here but my views are very misunderstood here. I don't think the world is ready for my testimony. I have not found much kindness here on the subject of my love for God.
  • Steve Anderson on Luke 17
    Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

    thy word i shall hide in my heart that i might not sin against thee...

    blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the lord.. blessed are they that keep his testimonies and that seek him with the whole heart .

    jesus didnt come to destroy the law but to fulfill . and to make a way for us to uphold its precepts in the spirit and not in the letter.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    Connie, you would certainly have a vibrant, up-to-date testimony of God's intervention in your marred life & his Gift of New Life to you, through His Son. And even God using what seemed as a vile & abhorrent mistreatment by others, turned out to your favour & salvation. You have much to praise God for. And true, following Christian traditions won't save you or anyone else, but obedience to what the Bible teaches for our salvation & hope of eternity, will. For its only in God's Word that we can find the Words of Life & not from the words of men or even from our own thoughts. May God help you & bless you as you look to Him & learn from Him.
  • Connie - in Reply on Luke 17
    Nick. Great question. As a surviving adult of child trafficking I can answer from my own personal experience. Yes! I have been here for about a week . I hoped to share my experiences about how my love for God is unique to my own life. I have witnessed and survived the most unGodly cruelties of mankind upon children that continues at this very moment. So yes if I had not been enslaved I would not have my own understanding of God's involvement in our lives on a personal basis. But i have been told that i am not saved because i am not a follower of Christian traditions. But I will never forget and I will never be moved from my love of God. The terrifying and wonderful love and fear .
  • Mild Bill - in Reply on Luke 17
    Why not, he's the same God, right? I suspect your real question is,"how" can he do that. One attribute of God is omnipotence. Look it up and marvel.
  • NICK HANLEY on Luke 17
    Is it true that God continues to use the deeds of the wicked to fulfill His plan and purpose as He did in the book of Daniel?
  • Eyechi on Luke 17:34
    One shall be taken = Death
  • A child of God on Luke 17:4
    Reply to 2Chrome Eyes... I f someone keep hurting you, Take the necessary steps to avoid the willful hurt.. Forgive is a must but you do not have to stay in a position to keep experiencing the hurt.. Mark and avoid such people.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    The matter of finances, particularly financial responsibility, has been one of the many issues that has been the wedge causing much grief, even driven families apart. Trading with goods & later, the introduction of money, has always been a part of our human experience & necessity & is never condemned by Jesus - only in the aspect of where our affections & time are given to ( Luke 18:18-25). I believe that all couples need to discuss this matter, as they would concerning children, property, etc., early on in their marriage, so the groundwork may be laid for an agreed & acceptable manner of dealing with finances.

    Some couples believe that separate bank accounts are necessary, what one earns & spends being the responsibility of each one; & this might work especially when agreement cannot be reached otherwise. For my wife & I, all monies that are brought in, are treated as common earnings/savings in joint accounts. We realize that if we save or spend unwisely, then we will suffer together in that decision. However, if one of us is unable to handle money correctly (& there are many lacking wisdom in this area), then the other should have the control. But a lot of this can be sorted out, by first discussing this matter & making clear agreements early on.

    And so in the matter of dealing with 'obligatory' & 'optional' expenses, monies need to be set aside for those purposes, so that utility expenses, repayment of loans, food purchases, children's education, the Lord's Work, etc. are not neglected thereby causing greater hardship. As my wife advises others, "not every one has the wherewithal to put steak on the plate each day or afford a Gucci or Louis Vuitton hand bag" - prudence dictates that we spend according to our means. Saving for the future or for the children, is wise, & not a demonstration of a lack of faith in God ( Proverbs 6:6-8). If a spouse can't be trusted to even spend $20, then that problem needs airing & a strict discipline to spending applied for all.
  • Roy Rhodes on Luke 17
    What should the responsibility of a wife be financially if she works should she be splitting reponsibilties of utilties and such if she works according to the bible should not we save money for emergencies and also save for our childrens inheritance Should spending money be discussed with one another even if its 20 dollars especially if you have a partner who is very free with money
  • Steven Spencer - in Reply on Luke 17
    Amen, Thanks both of you.
  • Chris - in Reply on Luke 17
    So very true. Thank you Frank.
  • Frank King - in Reply on Luke 17
    Thank you, Albert, for your kind and insightful reply.
  • Frank King - in Reply on Luke 17
    I found this devotional by Anne Graham Lotz to be helpful.

    Overshadowed by the Spirit

    The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

    Luke 1:35, NIV

    When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, he gave her the startling announcement that "the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." When you and I place our faith in Jesus Christ and invite Him to come live within us, the Holy Spirit comes upon us, and the power of God overshadows us, and the life of Jesus is born within us. We do not conceive a physical life, but the spiritual life of Jesus in the Person of the Holy Spirit.

    It is the indwelling powerful Person of the Holy Spirit Who sets me free from the habits of sin. But the power I possess to live a life pleasing to God is directly related to how much control of my life I give to the Holy Spirit.

    Blessings,

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  • Frank King - in Reply on Luke 17
    Excellent reply. Thank you Chris
  • Albert Taylor - in Reply on Luke 17
    I must commend you for ending your prayer in the Name of Jesus. As you well know, Jesus is the Name of the Savior. Colossians 3:17 says"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." So by praying in the Name of Jesus, you are praying to God. Salvation came only by Jesus ( Acts 4:12; Matthew 1:21; John 17:6; Luke 3:31; John 1:14) So when you pray in the name of Jesus, you are praying to God. All of the fullness of God is in Jesus( Colossians 1:19). We are saved through Jesus--He died on the Cross and provided the means of escape for the whole world. The demons tremble at the name of Jesus( James 2:19) Again, I commend you for praying in Jesus' Name and ending your prayer in Jesus' Name. There is no other name given to us whereby we must be saved. Jesus even said that repentance and remission of sins would be preached in His name ( Luke 24:47). It is through His name that we are baptized ( Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38; Acts 3: 19) I am so grateful to find believers who still hold to the Bible. God bless you and may God keep you is my prayer. I hope I provided some insight into Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


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