The parable had an application to Israel. Whereas in Matthew Christians are viewed as "the salt of the earth," here it is the spirit of renunciation and sacrifice within Christians which is the salt. "Whose Banquet is it Anyway?" Every soul that contemplates the terms of discipleship as outlined here must fall on his knees and say, "Lord, I am a disciple; help me to be a disciple." Strict and demanding as the conditions of true discipleship assuredly are, the rewards are abundantly sufficient to justify any and all sacrifices required in following the Lord Jesus Christ. This will be the effect of persecution where it is yielded to; and where it is opposed (as it must often be by upright and conscientious men, who have the greater claim upon the protection and favor of government) the mischievous consequences of its fury will be more flagrant and shocking. Jesus at a Pharisee’s House. Salt therefore is good: but even if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? As Jesus frequently did, he abandoned the metaphor here and stood forth in the majesty of his own right. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? In the case of this last, a marriage did exempt the bridegroom from the war (Deuteronomy 24:5; 20:7), but not from a feast it was his duty to attend. The servant = God's messengers such as the Twelve and the Seventy. Here it means a piece of advice, inculcating humility. How may men cultivate humility? This point is clearly determined by the lip of truth itself; and persecution is so far from being encouraged by the Gospel, that it is most directly contrary to many of its precepts, and indeed to its whole genius. Let it be considered that all of the sobbing tides of human mortality converge in the abyss of the grave, that all of the strength, beauty, and glory of life are only for a moment, that only Christ has provided the remedy for sin, stabbed the gloom of death with eternal' light, planted the lilies of the resurrection upon the tomb, and arched every cemetery on earth with a rainbow of promise. "The results were disastrous to Herod."[40]. V, p. 451. Luke was a doctor (Colossians 4:14). Supposing he were to behave like an honest man, a good neighbor, a peaceable subject, avoiding every injury, and taking all opportunities to serve and oblige those about him; would he think that, merely because he refused to follow his neighbors to their altars or their mosques, he should be seized and imprisoned, his goods confiscated, his person condemned to tortures or death? [6] Charles L. Childers, Beacon Bible Commentary (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 1964), p. 546. on StudyLight.org We may tempt God in the sense of wrongly putting Him to the test (Acts 5:9 and 1 Corinthians 10:9). Many other people were there, too—important people as well as people who were hoping to become important. And He didn’t like what He saw. Luke 14. Self-renunciation is an indispensable condition of following Christ, required for accurately counting the true cost of allegiance to Him. "[37] Therefore, Jesus' mention of bearing a "cross" could not have failed, in the audience which heard him, to mean the most horrible of deaths. If they said, "Yes," they had no case; if they said, "No," they would have spoken a lie. It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men cast it out. The scene is Jesus in the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees. Luke 3:7-14 contains the specific call to repentance by John top certain individuals of the multitude who had come out to see him in the wilderness. "he cannot be My disciple" This point is emphasized in Luke 14:27 and 33. 13 But when you give a feast, a invite b the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. In view of the opposition of the Pharisees and rulers to Jesus, it is a little surprising that he should have been invited and that he should have accepted such an invitation; but this is clear in the light of two considerations. Trench explained what was probably in the mind of that guest who thus spoke in Jesus' presence: Such a carnal view of God's kingdom was wrong, of course; but there was an even greater wrong in the assumption of the guest that himself and all the other Jews would enjoy such a messianic banquet to the exclusion of all others, especially Gentiles. [22] J. R. Dummelow, op. Such a second invitation was customary in the East, and it would have been a serious breach of etiquette to have omitted it, a breach that Plummer described as "equivalent to canceling the more general invitation. [14] Alfred Plummer, The Gospel according to St. Luke (New York: T and T Clark, 1922), in loco. Based upon the chemical fact that sodium chloride CANNOT lose its taste, that salt "(cannot) ever lose its peculiar pungency and power to hinder corruption," Bliss concluded that "no true subject of regenerating grace ever has or ever will become utterly void of new life. To refuse the second invitation was an insult, equivalent among the Arab tribes to a declaration of war."[27]. We hear the setting for the story in 14:1. Luke 14:15-24. The invitation for Jesus to have a sabbath meal, the dramatic appearance of a man with dropsy, and the presence of many distinguished guests "had been carefully preconcerted among the Pharisees as a trap for Jesus. 14. The governor asked; How it came to pass that, after having broken open the treasury, he took nothing away? 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. This verse clearly shows that Jesus had in mind the instruction of his audience in how to lay up treasures in heaven. [11] Herschel H. Hobbs, An Exposition of the Gospel of Luke (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1966), p. 227. Confiding in the promise of Dirhem, Yacoub appeared. Luke’s account of Jesus visit to the synagogue at Nazareth is based on Mark 6:1-6 (as is Matthew 13:54-58), but there are significant differences that transform Luke’s account into a different story with a different purpose. Luke 14:15-24 Commentary The Parable of the Great Banquet 15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, "Blessed are those who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God." Jesus in Galilee. We have already considered this in our study of Luke 9:23. It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the … Boles' comment on this is: "It is far better to give to relieve the distressed than to set a feast to those who do not need it. Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. He that will be a true disciple of Jesus Christ shall require no less than the mighty power of God to support him; as both hell and earth will unite to destroy him. On the subject referred to this place from Luke 14:23, Compel them to come in, which has been adduced to favor religious persecution, I find the following sensible and just observations in Dr. Dodd's notes. [20] John Wesley, Notes on the New Testament (Naperville, Illinois: Alec. "The only restriction upon those feasts was that the food had to be cooked the day before."[6]. Now there went with him great multitudes: and he turned and said unto them, If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also he cannot be my disciple. In the following parable, Jesus moved to correct such false views and to warn that his hearers were in danger of missing the kingdom of God altogether. And behold, there was before him a certain man that had the dropsy. The most wholesome and nutritive food should be then procured if possible; that both body and soul may feel the influence of this Divine appointment, and give God the glory of his grace. How glorious a prize! The meaning of these two parables is similar; but the unusual nature of the illustration here suggests the possibility that there might have been a historical basis of it. 4 But they remained silent The cause of truth itself must, humanly speaking, be not only obstructed, but destroyed, should persecuting principles universally prevail. John Wesley, also, like practically all commentators on this passage, diminished the impact of it in this manner: "That is, I do not bid thee call thy friends or thy neighbors. A parable ... "This word PARABLE is an elastic word. "If even the salt have lost its savor" was certainly a development that Christ held to be possible, for he went further and declared that "It is fit neither for land nor for the dunghill.". 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. Because God is concerned about our daily lives, Jesus expressed His concern about the ordinary and practical aspects of daily living as well as the deeper and more profound truths about God. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. The three excuses have this in common, that "They all plead something that pertains to self, and all place the gratification of selfish desires above duty and obligation."[30]. Jesus replies that the greatest is the one who welcomes a child in his name. The truly difficult part of the requirement in view here is in the words, "yea, and his own life also," Loving the Lord more than self is the plan of salvation. And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them. Or what king, as he goeth to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Christ heals a man ill of the dropsy, on a Sabbath day, Luke 14:1-6.He inculcates humility by a parable, Luke 14:7-11.The poor to be fed, and not the rich, Luke 14:12-14.The parable of the great supper, Luke 14:15-24.How men must become disciples of Christ, Luke 14:25-27.The parable of the prudent builder, who estimates the cost before he commences his work, Luke 14:28-30. The Mighty One with whom the soul must be careful to make peace while there is time, is God. Nay, perhaps, where there is no true religion, a native sense of honor in a generous mind may stimulate it to endure some hardships for the cause of truth. The anger of the master of the house is the same as the anger of the king (Matthew 22:7), and in both parables it is the anger of God for their rejection of the Son of God which is indicated. 5, Luke, p. 276. It has been often noted that there was really no compelling reason behind any of the excuses. "[2] Second, the Pharisee intended to use the occasion against Jesus. cit., p. 546. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it; I pray thee have me excused. These words are a definite suggestion that God intends to redeem from earth "a certain number of souls." All of the details of this parable and the one following are inert factors. THE OVERTURE TO LUKE-ACTS. November 7, 2012 by Jeremy Myers 3 Comments [Note: This is the “Old” version of the Grace Commentary on Luke. Geldenhuys affirmed that this verse does not deny either a resurrection of the wicked or the fact of its being simultaneous with the resurrection in view here. The occasion is a wedding banquet for a son in Matthew, a "great banquet" in Luke. Meals are important in Luke-Acts. [43] George R. Bliss, An American Commentary on the New Testament (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: The Judson Press,), Vol. Man's life is ephemeral; his days are few and full of trouble; at his best, man is above only a few of his contemporaries, and that only for a brief moment in time. This condition of full and selfless service to God demands our hearts and minds, not just our bodies. Luke 14:7–14 The Parable of the Wedding Feast. Constrain them ... is translated "compel them" in some versions; but only a moral and rational force is indicated. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. This section of Luke (Luke 14:1-17:10) is made up practically altogether of "material which Luke alone reports. cit., p. 757. The men of Nineveh and the Queen of the South, separated by centuries of time, will nevertheless arise in judgment with the contemporary generation of Jesus (Matthew 12:41,42). 14. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? If the Sabbath be a festival, let it be observed unto the Lord; and let no unnecessary acts be done; and avoid that bane of religious solemnity, giving and receiving visits on the Lord's day. Luke 14 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Luke 14:1-14 Jesus the Confronter - Steven Cole; Luke 14:1-6 The Healing Savior vs the Hypocritical System - John MacArthur; Luke 14:1-6 The Way Our Lord Kept the Sabbath - R A Torrey; ANOTHER SABBATH DAY CONFRONTATION. 2. man before him--not one of the company, since this was apparently before the guests sat down, and probably the man came in hope of a cure, though not expressly soliciting it [DE WETTE].. 7-11. a parable--showing that His design was not so much to inculcate mere politeness or … And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. It will be updated to the new version soon.] [36] Norval Geldenhuys, op. "[4], "The Jews took only two meals on week days, but they had three meals on the sabbath";[5] that extra meal was celebrated after the morning worship and was the big meal of the entire week. The condemned man would carry the beam (to which he would later be tied or nailed) to the place of execution. "2nd. And he spake a parable unto those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them. Spence pointed out that Herod had divorced his first wife, the daughter of a powerful Arabian prince, in order to marry Herodias, which precipitated a war between them. It was well known that the Pharisees would indeed do such things on the sabbath; and here Christ pointed out the first of three reversed ethics in the Pharisees' thinking, the first being that they valued property above a man. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not? ) 16, Luke II, p. 24. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? The great London preacher, Spurgeon, made these the sum and all of true faith. Luke 14:15-24. The cross was not an implement of irritation or inconvenience. Summers pointed out that Jesus did not mean "that no Jews would participate in God's mercy, but that none of those who rejected it would experience it."[35]. Luke 14:12-14. 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. "He desired to check this light-hearted manner of following him, ... so he lays down the absolute demands for everyone who wishes to be his disciples. Let the man who will not follow Jesus consider that his refusal is a denial of the only hope of redemption. Jesus at a Pharisee’s House. Luke 14 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is filled with great exegesis and written by the best British Bible scholars of the time. Luke 14:7-24 (Luke 14:7) When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. Yacoub related the affair as it happened, and added, "I believed that I was become your Friend in eating of your Salt, and that the Laws of that friendship would not permit me to touch any thing that appertained to you." But, "4th. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on a sabbath day? 4 But they remained silent D'Herbelot. Luke 14 Bible Commentary. Bib. Read Luke 14 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). (15-24) The necessity of consideration and self-denial. At the beginning of our conversion, usually during counseling for baptism, we are asked to consider Luke 14:26-33 seriously. "3rd. As he went ... - It is probable that he was invited to go, being in the neighborhood Luk_14:12; and it is also probable that … But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. However, there is far too much of the same thing that Jesus condemned in the hospitality one sees today; and, in not a few churches, there are little cliques engaged almost exclusively in entertaining themselves; and that, we are certain, is wrong. This parable represents the absurdity of those who undertook to be disciples of Christ, without considering what difficulties they were to meet with, and what strength they had to enable them to go through with the undertaking. Luke 12:14 - But He said to him, 'Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?' The context plainly proves that this is the sense in which it is to be taken here. BARNES, "It came to pass - It so happened or occurred. And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. Jesus Heals on the Sabbath. In Luke 14:1, 7-14, the social matrix of first-century life is on display, and we hear Jesus speak into this matrix both with communal wisdom and unexpected, even astonishing, advice. We may not be too certain, however, that the commentators have fully understood what Jesus meant here. A man might as reasonably expect to bind an immaterial spirit with a cord, or to beat down a wall with an argument, as to convince the understanding by threats and tortures. BARNES, "It came to pass - It so happened or occurred. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not? ) Persecution for conscience' sake, that is, inflicting penalty upon men merely for their religious principles or worship, is plainly founded on a supposition that one man has a right to judge for another in matters of religion, which is manifestly absurd, and has been fully proved to be so by many excellent writers of our Church. Last Sunday we saw John, the one sent to announce that “all flesh shall see the salvation of God” (Luke 3:6), preparing the way by proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the release (aphesis) of sins. These specific examples continue to show that John is not trying to … 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. Luke 14:4 And they held their peace. International Bible Lesson Commentary . In analyzing the Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14:15-24), we must consider the two parables that precede it: the Parables of the Ambitious Guest (verses 7-11) and the Feast (verses 12-14).Although all three are spoken at the same time in the same house, Jesus describes three different occasions: a wedding, a feast, and a great supper. "[1] This chapter recounts the healing of the man with dropsy at the Pharisee's feast (Luke 14:1-6), the teaching on humility which Jesus addressed to the guests (Luke 14:7-11), advice to the host regarding his list of guests (Luke 14:12-14), the parable of the slighted invitation (Luke 14:15-24), and Jesus' pronouncement on the cost of discipleship (Luke 14:25-35). They all began to make excuse — One of them pleads only his own will, I go: another, a pretended necessity, I must needs go: the third, impossibility, I cannot come: all of them want the holy hatred mentioned Luke 14:26. And another said, I have married a wife and therefore I cannot come. [7] J. R. Dummelow, Commentary on the Holy Bible (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937), p. 756. Especially among the leaders, a malignant carnality had distorted their thoughts of what God's kingdom would be; and, for that reason, they insultingly rejected Christ. EATING BREAD WITH PHARISEES. Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. The man giving the feast here moved to a wider circle than before; and this corresponds to the call of the publicans, harlots, and others of those classes despised by the leaders of Israel. (7-14) Parable of the great supper. Persecution tends to produce much mischief and confusion in the world. Giving great honor to those who are distinguished. Luke 14:33. Had they not indeed usurped the chief seats in the theocracy for themselves, the honor always going not to the worthy, but to the arrogant usurper? 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. Significantly, Jesus answered not the words of his watchers, but their thoughts. Only twenty-four years previously, about A.D. 6, "The Romans crucified hundreds of followers of the rebel, Judas the Gaulonite ... Crucifixion was a common spectacle both before and after that date. With this word to the host, Jesus pinpointed the third of three distortions, or reverse ethics, which marked the conduct of his hearers. Thus Jesus identified himself with the Father in heaven and himself as the one giving the supper, and the supper as the kingdom he came to set up. Despite this, these words are a favorite text of the persecutor and inquisitor. Luke 14:26. Perhaps, I should say, just one other person—the man who was afflicted with a strange-sounding ailment known as “dropsy” (verse 2). In the light of this, who is truly a disciple of Jesus? And his doctrine also, as well as his example, has taught us to be harmless as doves; to love our enemies; to do good to them that hate us; and pray for them that despitefully use and persecute us.". Among the Turks, if a man only taste salt with another, he holds himself bound, in the most solemn manner, never to do that person any injury. The class book is suitable for teens and up. The application of this parable is not restricted to the immediate situation of Israel's rejection of Christ, for it is also descriptive of men in all ages who place personal, selfish desires above the kingdom obligations in Christ. They were behaving very badly, as we will see. Jesus’ critics accused Jesus of being a winebibber and a glutton (7:34). Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor. The illustration as here given by Christ posed no impossibility at all. In this parable, God's greatest gift, the salvation of the soul, appears in the analogy of an invitation to a great feast, the unspeakable tragedy being man's blind, foolish rejection of it. II, Luke, p. 239. In watching the selfish scrambling for the chief seats, it suddenly appeared to Jesus that the unseemly thing going on in his presence was typical of a far greater sin on the part of that same class of people. 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 1 It happened, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him….. [1] Norval Geldenhuys, Commentary on the Gospel of Luke (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. Dropsy was a retention of fluid that resulted in swelling (the term is from the root for "water"). As Hobbs said, "They did not want to admit that they valued their law and property more than they valued a man; but their attitude spoke louder than their words. Luke 14:1-24.HEALING OF A DROPSICAL MAN, AND MANIFOLD TEACHINGS AT A SABBATH FEAST. So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Commentary on Luke 14:1, 7-14. II (Cincinnati, Ohio: Chase and Hall, 1877), p. 191. Luke’s second book, Acts, continues the story after Jesus went back to heaven. [2] William Barclay, The Gospel of Luke (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1956), p. 194. See several proofs in Lightfoot. There had come about, through ages, a deterioration of what the concept of the kingdom meant to the chosen people. Words in boxes are from the Bible. In these words, Jesus concluded this remarkable teaching; and it is one which all men should heed. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go. As the Sabbath is intended for the benefit both of the body and soul of man, it should not be a day of austerity or fasting, especially among the laboring poor. From all this we may learn that the Church which tolerates, encourages, and practises persecution, under the pretense of concern for the purity of the faith, and zeal for God's glory, is not the Church of Christ; and that no man can be of such a Church without endangering his salvation. Luke’s interest was not historical. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 14:2 "dropsy" Notice that Jesus does not heal this man based on his faith, but as a sign to religious leaders (just like the women in Luke 13:10-17) with whom He was still trying to work (cf. Just as Herod was shamefully beaten by Aretus, Israel stood to be destroyed by Rome, unless they accepted the Saviour; they would have done well, therefore, to have made peace with Christ; but there is also application to every man: with his mortal resources as his only strength, does man really wish to be the enemy of God? The Lord had naturally included his host in the remarks addressed to the guests; but he reserved a very special word for the host himself. Hateth ... as applied here to father, mother, wife, etc., means "to love less," and is void of the sentiments usually associated with that word today. First, as Barclay said, "Jesus never refused any man's invitation to hospitality, ... and never abandoned hope of men. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. I must needs go— The most urgent worldly affairs frequently fall out just at the time when God makes the freest offers of salvation. Who is this, if not Christ? Verse 26 is particularly important because loyalty to Christ is the issue in this context. Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee — Being more abundantly strengthened after his conflict; and prepared to exercise his ministry with success, and to confirm his doctrine by miracles. Let it ever be the glory of the Protestant Church, and especially of the Church of England, that it discountenances and abhors all persecution on a religious account; and that it has diffused the same benign temper through that State with which it is associated. Therefore, the second of the twin parables strongly suggests that while counting the cost of following Jesus Christ, the soul would do well also to count the cost of becoming Christ's enemy! Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. "[29] As far as these excuses may be weighed as justifying the refusal of those bidden to attend the feast, they are worthless and therefore ridiculous; but from the standpoint of the carnal man, they did pertain to the things men of the world hold to be most important: real estate, business, and family relations. "[42], This passage has no bearing whatever upon the doctrine of the final perseverance of the saints, or impossibility of apostasy; but that does not prevent the allegation that it does. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1951), p. 386. Certainly not with Satan? (Luke 14:25, 26) “If anyone comes to me,” said Jesus, “and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and even his own soul [himself], he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26) In this context, “hate” basically means to love to a lesser degree, with this strong term serving to contrast the greater love for Jesus that a disciple would be called upon to have. And thou shalt be blessed; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed in the resurrection of the just. As Barclay suggested, "Many a man has decided to burn his clubs after watching the Golf Open Championship. 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