Saturday, 23 April 2011

Luke 17

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.10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’

So often we have an attitude that says we are entitled to God's blessing and his favour but the reality is, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'

Alison C said...

v. 34
I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left

How very sad for your mate to be left behind!!

Susan said...

Yes Alison, sad indeed.

Susan said...

v.4-5 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

It takes faith to forgive. We have to trust God to look after our interests. We trust God to vindicate us if necessary.

Susan said...

v.32-33 Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.

Lot’s wife wanted to keep her life, which was a life surrounded by immoral behaviour and gross wickedness. Why would she want to keep that?

Susan said...

v.9 Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?

(From Constable’s Commentary) “Jesus and the apostles taught elsewhere that the prospect of reward should motivate disciples to serve the Lord (Matt. 6:19-21; 1 Cor. 3:10-15; 9:24- 27; 2 Cor. 5:9-10; 1 John 2:28; 1 Pet. 4:13; 5:1-4). Jesus was not contradicting that here. Here his point was that God is under no obligation to reward us. He will do so because He chooses to do so, not because He has to do so. Our attitude should be that God does not need us to serve Him and that serving Him is only our duty for which He is under no obligation to reward us.”