14. 3 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, # Matt. It was used as a defence of the inquisition, the thumb-screw, the rack, the threat of death and imprisonment, the campaigns against heretics, all those things which are the shame of Christianity.” (Barclay), iv. It means, he that shall have a part in the resurrection of the just. For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south, but God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. I cannot come: “In saying, ‘I cannot come,’ the man intended, as it were, to dismiss the matter. Luke 14:11. Drew near to Him to hear Him: They did not necessarily give Jesus their trusting love and allegiance immediately; but they did want to hear more. 31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. If this were the case, and it is likely, how deep must have been the perfidy and malice of the Pharisee!” (Clarke). # 14:2 Or who had dropsy. Preoccupation with material things and experiences is a common excuse for not following Jesus. b. Question: "What is the meaning of the Parable of the Wedding Feast?" What is the explanation for Luke 14:25-33? It was a one-way journey. i. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: a. b. Luke 14. Parables are not fables; Jesus didn’t tell fanciful stories with morals. Luke 14. i. Jesus said compel to indicate God’s great desire to fill His house, and because these wanderers and outcasts needed to be convinced that they were welcome, compelled by love. Luke 14 – Feasts and Invitations A. Healing on the Sabbath. One main lesson is emphasized in these scriptures: the nature and influence of true discipleship. Lesson 69: How to Have Dinner With Jesus (Luke 14:15-24) Related Media. Matthew 22:1-14 relates a similar parable, with several differences. 14 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. 4 And they held their peace. [14] And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Each of these are usually more costly than one thinks before beginning. To better understand the context of this story, it is important to know some basic facts … i. The occasion is a wedding banquet for a son in Matthew, a "great banquet" in Luke. The lexical definition is the “chief meal of the day” but in each context it seems to take on the meaning of an importance event, or celebration. i. The excuses begin to explain why such a wonderful invitation was rejected. The cross was an implement of slow, tortuous death. It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill: Salt is only useful when it has the nature of salt. Apparently, Jesus had already done miracles in Capernaum, not recorded in Luke (but in places like John 1-4). Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. And whoever: We remember that Jesus spoke this to the great multitudes, instructing them on what it meant to be His disciple – especially, that it is more than accepting an invitation. Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to Him to hear Him. Title: As with the other 3 gospels, the title is derived from the author’s name. 16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. The witness of Jesus' inaugural ministry, 4:14-30, serves as the sixth episode of the second section of Luke's gospel, Testimonies to the Messiah, 2:41-4:30, episodes which give witness to the coming messiah and tell us something of his messianic character. In Jesus’ day, the seating arrangement at a dinner showed a definite order of prestige or honor. Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth is beautiful in its humane simplicity. You can check these in your browser security settings. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’”. Luke 14:28-33 The Foolish Builder and ; CHUCK SMITH. c. You shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just: This kind of living will cost us something; yet we will be repaid, with the full repayment coming at the resurrection of the just. The Gospel of Luke Chapter Fourteen Commentary by Timothy H. Burdick. Luke 14:25–33 Pragmatism; Luke 14:25–33 Planning to Grow ; Luke 14:25–33 Planning to Grow; C H SPURGEON. Yet there are constant occasions in modern life where one can display their own sense of self importance, pride, and high opinion of one’s self. Do not sit down in the best place: If one takes the most honored place for himself, he may be asked to be removed if the host would rather have someone else sit there. i. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Jesus here recognized that He would bear His own cross; that He would go before. b. But is it not implied herein, that we should be sparing in entertaining those that need it not, in order to assist those that do need, with all that is saved from those needless entertainments? When He noted how they chose the best places: At the home of the Pharisee, Jesus noticed how people strategically placed themselves so as to be in the best places; that is, the places of most honor. Come, for all things are now ready: In an age before the clock, the date of the banquet was announced long before, but the exact time only was announced the very day. So that servant came and reported these things to his master: The master of the feast must have been surprised at the response; he was certainly angry. If someone took up his cross, he never came back. One of them that sat at table hearing these things — And being touched therewith, said, Happy is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God - Alluding to what had just been spoken. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”. Luke was also mentioned as a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys, and on his third and last missionary journey he said that "only Luke is with me" (2 Timothy 4:11). Luke 14:1 "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." [However one feels inclined to suspect, that something of a worldly character crept into His thoughts concerning the kingdom of GOD.—V. So He told a parable: What follows is a parable, a real-life illustration set along side a Biblical truth to give an example. According to tradition, Luke was a Gentile. You will help your animals in need. We are studying Luke 14:7-14 for Sunday, March 3. ii. Our Lord leaves these offices of humanity and courtesy as they were, and teaches a higher duty. We can give them the impression that coming to Jesus is only to believe some facts instead of to yield a life. In Luke 14:25-33, two parables and an exhortation urge us to forsake all that we have as a mandatory condition to becoming Christ's disciples. All found some pretence to put off their attendance. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not? ) “Thus, while our Lord rebuked the wrong attitude and temper of these men, He did so by appealing to the best within them and calling them to be true to it. It is used by Luke only in this chapter (14:14) and 20:46, where it is translated as “feast” (ESV, KJV) or “banquet” (NAU, NRSV). i. What does this mean because i thought you had to love others as much as you love yourself. Yet Jesus used the strong word hate to show how great the difference must be between our allegiance to Jesus and our allegiance to everyone and everything else. 22:1-14..15 ¶ And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Other relationships are definitely of lower priority than faithfulness and obedience to Jesus. He did not parley; he did not talk; but he just said, off-hand, ‘I want no more persuading; I cannot come, and that settles it.’” (Spurgeon), “So that servant came and reported these things to his master. That would make Luke the only Gentile to pen any books of Scripture. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow His example. Watched Him closely: “The word used for watching is the word used for ‘interested and sinister espionage.’ Jesus was under scrutiny.” (Barclay) As John Trapp wrote, “They watched as intently as a dog doth for a bone.”. While Luke 14 is a relatively small chapter, it is an extremely rich one. Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God! ii. In reply, Jesus tells the Parable of the Great Banquet. ii. We must preach in the street, or at the market-place, or on the village green.” (Spurgeon), iii. Often this epithet includes in its signification the idea of something that is rare and uncommon. “When Jesus said this he was on the road to Jerusalem. Luke 14. ii. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. NKJ Luke 14:12-14 Then He also said to him who invited [καλέω] 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 [ἀντικαλέω] you back, and you be repaid. Luke 14:25-35: “Now great multitudes were going along with Him; and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. i. a. What Does Luke 14:12-14 Mean? i. In this way, Luke continues to portray Jesus as a new Moses. Do not ask is more properly “do not habitually ask” (Geldenhuys). And He took him and healed him, and let him go. Lest a recompense be made - This fear is as much unknown to the world, as even the fear of riches. When Jesus healed the man, His accusers believed that He worked on the Sabbath, and violated God’s command, but that wasn’t true. “The general idea that these words of Jesus about bearing the cross refer to passive submission to all kinds of afflictions, like disappointments, pain, sickness and grief that come upon man in life, is totally wrong… only a person who for the sake of His service surrenders all self-seeking and abandons all striving after his own interests can be His disciple.” (Geldenhuys). 4 And they held their peace. Luke 14:15-24; Compare Matt. 2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. The greatest danger of idolatry comes not from what is bad, but from what is good – such as love in family relationships. Therefore, I would encourage those who study it to do so in a spirit of reflection. If it was allowed to help animals on the Sabbath, how much more was it right to heal people who are made in God’s image? Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”. Just as Moses was guided by God in leading and teaching the Israelites, so also is Jesus. The book has twenty-four chapters detailing the sacrifices for discipleship. 1 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. And we even learn how to do our grasping with a spiritual veneer. [23] And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Excuses are made. The book of Luke 14:25-33 is in the new testament, among the four Gospel books. ii. We have already considered this in our study of Luke 9:23. i. All of them perish by things in themselves lawful. There is something wonderful in giving a gift that can never be repaid. He spake a parable — The ensuing discourse is so termed, because several parts are not to be understood literally. Andrew — August 10, 2020 add comment. i. Jesus wasn’t merely teaching good manners, but a lifestyle that in lowliness of mind esteems others better than himself. When we allow others (especially God) to promote and lift us up, then we don’t have the same danger of being exposed as someone who exalted himself. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it has some important distinctions. When His time came to minister to His people, the Lord Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River in Judea. Only a fool first buys a piece of land, and then goes to check it. If those originally invited made excuses, the master commanded his servants to use all persuasion (compel them to come) to fill the feast. © 2021 Christianity.com. Compel them to come in — With all the violence of love, and the force of God's word. If the salt has lost its flavor: Salt that loses its “saltiness” is of no use. Another king — Does this mean, the prince of this world? Jesus’ critics accused Jesus of being a winebibber and a glutton (7:34). ii. HEALING OF A DROPSICAL MAN, AND MANIFOLD TEACHINGS AT A SABBATH FEAST. “Sabbath”: Luke shows Christ healing on the Sabbath more frequently than any of the other gospels. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. The Father's offer of salvation is open to whosoever will come as a free gift of grace.. That is self-centered living; we are called to follow Jesus, and He showed others-centered living. ii. The general scope of it is, Not only at a marriage feast, but on every occasion, he that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted. Answer: Jesus told the Parable of the Wedding Feast in Matthew 22:1-14. d. I have bought a piece of ground… I have bought five yoke of oxen: The first two excuses had to do with material things, and were foolish excuses. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 14:1, 7-14 . c. Compel them to come in, that my house may be filled: The master of the feast was determined that some would enjoy what he had prepared. The man spoke of the goodness and blessedness of the great banquet with the Messiah that was spoken of many times in the Old Testament, and is known in the New Testament as the marriage supper of the Lamb: Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb! By enjoying them only in and for God, only in such a measure and manner as leads to him; 3. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; In this chapter we have, I. He simply did it, and the man was completely well. [34] Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? A certain man gave a great supper and invited many: Jesus told a parable about a man who gave a great feast, a large banquet, inviting many people to come. This hatred must be understood not merely in the comparative [hate, i.e. “Excuses are curses, and when you have no excuses left there will be hope for you.” (Spurgeon). Self-renunciation is an indispensable condition of following Christ, required for accurately counting the true cost of allegiance to Him. Verse 14 focuses on how the ministry of Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit. [33] So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 17:1-10, Forgiveness, Faith, and Service. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? The lectionary text for this week, Luke 14:25-33, offers a challenge to a market driven approach to Christian mission. This was an audacious demand. 1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. A lesson of humility gives to those who were ambitious of the highest rooms . b. 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. d. Forsake all that he has: This ancient Greek phrase had the idea, “To say goodbye to.” Jesus told us to say goodbye to everything we have, entrusting it to Jesus. c. Whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple: We have a difficult challenge in understanding and communicating the gospel here; there are two extremes to avoid. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. We must carry our own cross (14:27). d. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted: Jesus was the perfect One to teach on this subject, because He fulfilled it perfectly. 2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. This means that many accepted the invitation when it was first given; yet when the actual time of the banquet came, they were of a different mind. 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. He cannot be My disciple: Jesus clearly spoke about the kind of person who could not be His disciple. We see that Jesus responded to the man’s exclamation Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God! This is a subtle form of spiritual pride that is very dangerous. This call is not so much a call to martyrdom as a command to deny self or, crucify the flesh, even to the point of death.We must be prepared to die, if that is where the course of events leads, but in most cases it is not so much literal martyrdom as it is to have the attitude of self-denial that is willing to give up all. If the master of the feast were to raise us to a more prominent place, then it would be all the more satisfying (you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table). Luke wrote two books of the *New Testament (NT). Hope doesn’t begin until excuses end. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. Or, perhaps you were privileged to know the famous person yourself. c. And then you begin with shame to take the lowest place: Jesus reminded them of the shame that often comes with self-exaltation. Tragically, Augustine and others used the phrase compel them to come in as a justification to coerce people into Christianity, sometimes using persecution and torture. 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. The two books amount to a quarter of the NT. Jesus then says that those who serve others “will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” (Luke 14:14). We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Many might have a part in it, and will not. a. i. “It is possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier.” (Barclay), “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it; lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? He carried a cross, so His followers carry one. Luke 14:8. εἰς γάμους ] not generally: to an entertainment, but: to a wedding, in respect of which, however, a special purpose is not to be assumed (Bengel thinks that “civilitatis causa” Jesus did not name a feast in general); but the typical representation of the future establishment of the kingdom as a wedding celebration obviously suggested the expression (Matthew 22). Alexander [the Great], Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. “Back of an excuse is a lack of desire.” (Morgan) There is no rational reason why someone would not want to be part of this feast; they just didn’t want to. whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. iii. The excuses are different, but really all the same – they all with one accord began to make excuses. 1. iii. Yet it certainly sometimes divides, and more so among non-Christian or anti-Christian cultures. The story unfolds in three clear episodes. Certainly he has greater numbers on his side. a. The most honored person sat in a particular seat, the next most honored person in another place, and so on down the line. The best thing we can show to our family is that they are not first in our lives, but that Jesus Christ is. We hear the setting for the story in 14:1. And which of you intending to build a tower — That is, and whoever of you intends to follow me, let him first seriously weigh these things. Zacchaeus, whose story follows that of the rich ruler, wasn't told to sell everything. He is responsible for a significant portion of the New Testament, having … Bear his cross and come after Me: Here Jesus said to the great multitudes something very similar to what He said privately to all His disciples in Luke 9:23 – that being a follower of Jesus is something like bearing a cross. EXEGESIS: LUKE 4:14-44. This is some of the more blessing Jesus spoke of when He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”. He took real-life situations familiar to all, and used them to bring forth God’s truth, especially for those open to hear His truth. Jesus here is looking at the process of daily death to selfish desires and of the willingness to bear reproach for His name’s sake. When we buy something new, we are almost always preoccupied by it. ii. It is easy for us to limit our friends to a few comfortable, easy people, instead of reaching out to others. 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 … Chronologically, they do not immediately follow the events of 4:1-13. He is the ultimate example of someone who deserved the highest place, but took the lowest place, and was granted the highest place (Philippians 2:5-11). Matthew 10:37. We don’t have the same cultural situation for wedding feasts today; but we certainly do have the desire to grasp for a certain position or status. What does this mean because i thought you had to love others as much as you love yourself. a. Luke writes that Jesus returned…to Galilee. We should remember the words of George MacDonald: In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably – or succeed more miserably. i. Jesus bids them count upon it, and then consider of it. We come to God and find that He has been ready for us. Christ heals a man on the sabbath. III. Jesus saw that His host chose his guests from a sense of exclusion and pride, lacking love to others. We are the only kind of Bible many will ever read. The story in Luke’s Gospel was told at a dinner that Jesus attended. Luke 14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. Luke 14:7-24 (Luke 14:7) When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. Salt — Every Christian, but more eminently every minister. b. No one carried a cross for fun. The issue was not about the healing directly, but on healing on the Sabbath. “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.”. The strong call to discipleship was consistent with the love of Jesus; it was the result of His love. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Luke 14 Sabbath healing challenges lawyers and Pharisees 1 The last shall be first and first last 7 Supper in the kingdom of God 15 Leaving all to follow Christ 25 Cost to be considered in building or entering war 28 Salt without flavor 34. Have you ever had dinner with a famous person? And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. Especially in Christian service, there is something wonderful about knowing that God has raised you up, instead of you raising yourself up to prominence of some sort. i. Yet those who choose to reject and resist God should count that cost as well. Now we read in Luke 4:14. The Bible reminds us that we should not play the self-promotion game. People respond to a challenging gospel if the truth is spoken in love. d. And does not hate: Repeatedly in the Bible we see that Jesus founded a way of love, not hate. The cross was not an implement of irritation or inconvenience. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? b. In luke 14 verse 26 to 27 in the new testament, Jesus said: If anyone comes to me and doesn’t hate his brother mother, father, wife and children and his own life, he cannot be my disciple. b. Then Jesus provides two brief stories or parables to illustrate the importance of “counting the cost” and giving up all for Jesus (14:28-33). Luke 14:15. ἀκούσας, having heard) and having been touched thereby. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. This is an especially relevant question when one considers the sort of people who will also be at the feast: redeemed sinners and the maimed and the lame and blind. Only a fool buys ten oxen and is only interested in testing them after the purchase. Call not thy friends — That is, I do not bid thee call thy friends or thy neighbours. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. a. But they kept silent: Notably, Jesus’ accusers had no answer for this question. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Luke 14:28-33. 2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. CHAPTER 14. It entails the redemption of discipleship to human beings and the power of the cross. (25-35)1-6 This Pharisee, as well as others, seems to have had an ill design in entertaining Jesus at his house. i. Jesus here told us to not associate with people only on the basis of what they could do for us. c. But they all with one accord began to make excuses: Central to this parable are the excuses that were offered. iii. This parable is similar in some ways to the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), but the occasion is different, and it has some important distinctions. Napoleon understood this principle when he said, “I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Luke 14 … Luke 14:1 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. He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath: Even though Jesus had some of His greatest disputes with the Pharisees, He still associated with them – not to be one of them, but to love them and show them a godly example. i. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. EXEGESIS: LUKE 14:1-6. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 4:14-21 . By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. d. And come after Me: Jesus made it clear that the one who bore his own cross would follow the life and pattern of Jesus. Go To Gospel of Luke's Index. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. [12] 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 thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 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