Saturday, 30 April 2011

Luke 18

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.41 "What do you want me to do for you?

Jesus never assumed he knew what people wanted. He expected them to ask. Jesus doesn't barge into someone's life with all the answers even though he could.

Susan said...

v.8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

From Jesus' point of view faith is more important than justice. It is a challenge for us to think that way.

Susan said...

v.1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Jews thought that praying beyond three times a day, as per Daniel’s model, would weary God. Jesus wanted to correct this thinking.

Susan said...

v.8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.

God’s perspective is so much larger than ours. Our suffering is short lived compared to eternity.

Susan said...

v.9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:

Luke is blunt about these people’s spiritual condition – they were self-righteous. When people are self-righteous they look down on others.

Susan said...

v.17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

(From Constable’s Commentary) “Without this sense of being unable to provide for oneself and a willingness to receive from another no adult can enter the kingdom.”