Saturday, 5 March 2011

Luke 10

Here's how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

v.29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

This guy's purpose in asking the question was to justify himself. This becomes interesting when you get to the end of the story because Jesus turns things on their head so that the neighbor is the "one who had mercy". So to love our neighbor can mean love the One who shows us mercy.

Jesus then says, "Go and do likewise." But it is an ambiguous statement. Does he mean go and show mercy or go and receive mercy? Since Jesus has made it be that it is our neighbor who is showing mercy.

Susan said...

v.20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

The priority is heaven. We rejoice not over earthly successes but because of our status in heaven.

Susan said...


There is a great deal of joy mentioned in these verses. There is joy in serving Jesus and being part of his mission on earth.

Jesus also expresses joy because those with child-like faith receive revelation.

Susan said...

v.23-24 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

We are blessed too, because we live this side of the cross and have seen many prophesies fulfilled.

Susan said...

v.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

(From Constable’s Commentary) "If serving Christ makes us difficult to live with, then something is terribly wrong with our service!"