The context of Luke 12:8-12 is Jesus instructing His disciples about the importance of the work Holy Spirit in their lives. Is it not a gift worth the asking? They are sure that they could not have sought Him, if He had not been seeking them first. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. That a Gentile could be converted to Christ was a mystery to the Jews--an unknown thing, not a thing difficult to be understood. The Lord in His parable is telling us something that perhaps has ceased to be looked upon as at all a mystery with us. See Gill on Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:12, Matthew 13:13, Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. 1. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". 1 Thessalonians 4:13. Luke 8 – The Importance and Power of Jesus’ Word A. The higher spiritualities of religion are not forced upon the attention of unwilling minds; there is a veil which conceals the sacred interior from all, excepting those who find in their hearts an honest desire to know and do the will of God, which leads them in. They felt that they lacked wisdom; they hungered and thirsted after the knowledge of righteousness, and with the docility of children they desired to learn the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Quoted from Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10. “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Well, we do not any of us like to suffer; but the question is, whether we will make the effort and even if foiled, make an effort again, to meet the future, or whether we shall let adverse powers, whatever they may be, beat us down to the dust, and we lie in the mud instead of soaring in the free air. (R. Halley, D. D.), God is always undoing mystery. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 15:1-10 . "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". I do not understand half ways of things. View More Titles. whither go we? Jesus had spoken His parables from a ship on the Sea of Galilee to vast multitudes who collected to hear Him from the neighbouring towns and country. You must have been allowed to feel that you are stirred with the truest joy, and braced to labour best at your little tasks, while you welcome and keep before you the loftiest ideal of the method and the aim of work and being which God has made known to you. Romans 11:7. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? : this sombre saying is also characteristically toned done by abbreviation as compared with Mt. The mysteries of God are the things that the wise and prudent so often turn aside from--they take them as matters of course; and many besides the wise and prudent, many fools likewise, many who are wise in their own eyes--let me say all who are wise in their own conceits. The manner in which the Saviour communicates instruction is suited to impart knowledge to those who desire it, who seek for it as men seek for silver, and search for it as they do for hidden treasures; while those who despise it, he leaves in ignorance, darkness, degradation, and death. Those by … I should simply scorn it. : this sombre saying is also characteristically toned done by abbreviation as compared with Mt. But the Prophecy and the Parable did not create the hardness or stolidity, but only educed it when it existed—as all misused blessings and privileges do. Those God chooses understand the gospel because it comes only by the power of His Spirit. "Commentary on Luke 8:10". 1. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Happy are we, and for ever indebted to free grace, if the same thing that is a parable to others, with which they are only amused, is a plain truth to us, by which we are taught and governed. 2013. You may think you know little of the mysteries. The contrast between the disciples and others, as here put, is that in the case of the former the mysteries of the kingdom are given to be known, in that of the latter the mysteries are given, but only in parables, therefore so as to remain unknown. There are others to whom the world is a parable which they do not care to have explained. And looking at all the parables of Christ, what I find in them is this, that He is doing what He can just so to wake up the soul of man, and to cause this change to be begun in the soul of man. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Luke 8:10". Why? Luke 8:10 New International Version << Luke 7 | Luke 8 | Luke 9 >> 10 He said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, " 'though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.' Then there is the ground that bears, some fifty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold. The word ‘mystery’ in the New Testament always speaks of ‘a mystery now to be revealed’. And so in this parable about the seed sown. .—St. Luke 12:8-10. Why are you content to be unborn in the cocoon, or in the chrysalis of the worm?” The Lord speaks, I say, in all His parables to wake up that power of life in us that makes a man put everything aside and look up and feel that he has but to be, and he must be, he must be the thing that the Eternal Father made His child to be, else we are but the defective insect we may be born. The parable of the soils. Vide notes on Mt. Luke 8:8-10. 1905-1909. (Luke 15:8-10 RSV) There are three very revealing movements in this little story: The first is the circumstance of the lost coin. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. Well, I will not say it is wonderful, because it comes from the wonderful. Mothers say, “I love my child too much.” Foolish woman! ; cf. He is never withholding, but always giving. The chapter begins with a contrast between “tax collectors and sinners” and “Pharisees and scribes.” Apparently, sinners are drawn to Jesus, but religious leaders complain that he accepts and even … Continue reading "Commentary on Luke 15:1-10" In Luke 12:8-9, He demands that we openly confess Him without hypocrisy, but in verse 10, He says our speech against Him can be forgiven.Yet, God will not forgive speaking against the Spirit. And why should He do this? The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: Luke, Vol. November 4, 2012 by Jeremy Myers Leave a Comment [Note: This is the “Old” version of the Grace Commentary on Luke. But you have got something in you that you know you ought to use. Perhaps … New York. (1810-1871) Read Alford's fascinating brief biography and Phil Johnson's related comments. Commentary on Luke 8:4-21 (Read Luke 8:4-21) There are many very needful and excellent rules and cautions for hearing the word, in the parable of the sower, and the application of it. Luke 15:8–10 The Parable of the Lost Coin 8 “ Or what woman , having ten silver coins , 1 if she loses one coin , does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it ? Retail: $39.99. 3 (Downers Grove, Illinois, Intervarsity Press, 1994) Borsch, Frederick Houk and Napier, Davie, Proclamation 2, … We ought to take heed of the things that … We shall say, with the lowliest confession of our unworthiness, “our eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.”’. Twentyfold? How far down would it go? There are those when they get moved with feeling begin to grow. Once they really began to want to know they could come and ask. He keeps no mystery for the sake of the mystery. But these people had seen His wonderful works as though they saw them not, and heard His words of wisdom and love as though they heard not. III. Luke wrote two books of the *New Testament (NT). We have the admonitions of Christ as well as His teaching. Why do they remain hidden from him? See for this word on Matthew 13:11; Mark 4:11. It is very dirty, perhaps. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Greek. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Luke 9:18-24 . This verse is rather an answer to the other question, recorded in St Matthew, “why dost thou speak to them in parables?”. The seed represents God's Word communicated in various ways: in preaching, writing, and acts of divine intervention. If this be so, no one ought to utter a word of complaint respecting his ignorance of the mysteries of the Gospel. And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand . Because their hearts had waxed gross, and their ears were dull, and their eyes were closed--wilfully closed--the Lord left them to the mystery of the parables, but expounded the interpretation to His disciples in their more private intercourse. They ask no questions, for they have forgotten that there are things unseen. Daily Devotional Luke 12:8-10 – What is blaspheming the Holy Spirit? In Luke 12:8-9, He demands that we openly confess Him without hypocrisy, but in verse 10, He says our speech against Him can be forgiven.Yet, God will not forgive speaking against the Spirit. II. Here is the story of sowing seed. γνῶναι τὰ μυστήρια. Luke 1:8-10. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Romans 11:7. The Parables resembled the Pillar of Fire, which was to the Egyptians a Pillar of Cloud. Look how simple it is. The mysteries of the kingdom.—The mysteries which surround us are the mysteries of a kingdom. The Holy Spirit they have resisted and repelled. Luke’s Good News. Luke 12:8-10. ἵνα βλέποντες μὴ βλέπωσιν κ.τ.λ. But He seeks to make us think it and feel it and weigh it in our minds, and speaks of something that we have got to do with it--the hard-trodden ground by the wayside and the poor soil on the rock, with the corn hanging its head, drying up with the drought, and the corn that would look over the tops of the thistles--that would say, “I am bad soil, but I cannot help it; the seed has fallen, but what have I got to do with it?” But there is good soil, and that soil knows that it has got to do with it, and that is just the difference. See the Inferences on Matthew 10. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? what are we doing here in this little point of time resting upon the depths of the great eternity? James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament… though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." Jirair Tashjian. Are we seeking Him as the business of life, or are we making money the business of life, and thinking of God now and then, sometimes? "Commentary on Luke 8:10". He wants more fruit, and the man who is content with himself anywhere, is just the man that the Lord is not content with. Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath. What cared the multitude for the hard sayings of Jesus? What is it you want more than anything else? But anyone who disowns me in the presence of human beings will be disowned in the presence of God's angels. Gospel of Luke Commentary St. Ambrose of Milan Commentary on Luke Prologue Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Let us look together at Luke 12:8-12. Luke 1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. All peace lies in these words—Blessed is he ‘who understands and knows that God is the Lord.’. Chapter 15 begins by saying, “Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him” (15:1)—and immediately contrasts that with Pharisees and scribes who grumble instead of listening (15:2). But to the remainder it was told in parables, so that they would see what was on the surface but not see what lay underneath, so that they would hear what was said and yet not appreciate its true meaning. His work in relation to us has been from the first an unfolding. For observe this--“Every branch in Me that beareth fruit, He purgeth it.” Why? But he who has beheld the least fragment of the Divine glory, he who has spelt out in letters of light on the face of the world one syllable of the Triune Name, will have a confidence and a power which nothing else can bring. sower. The doctrines of the Gospel, which to have spiritual knowledge is a special and peculiar gift of God. its great truths are still to them mysteries of the kingdom--secrets hidden from their view, as with a Pharisaic contempt, or a sinfuldislike, they pass their wandering eyes over the words of the sacred page. 2) Gospel Reading - Luke 12: 8-12. Augustus and Jesus--the emperor of the mightiest nation in the world, and a Jewish boy born in a feeding trough. It forces itself upon us when we least expect it. He had called, and they had answered. Tenfold? See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh from heaven. Why? He is the God that giveth truth. "Commentary on Luke 8:10". By Jody Armstrong Posted on August 5, 2020 Posted in Devotional Tagged Commentary Luke 12:8-10, grieving the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:34, Satan, the worst lie, what is blaspheming the Holy Spirit?, what separates disciples from apostles … Only let him trust what he has seen, and it will become to him a guiding-star till he rests in the unveiled presence of Christ. to grasp the revealed secrets, the ‘apples of gold’ hid in these ‘networks of silver.’ The proper use of the word ‘mystery’ is the opposite of its current use. If the disciples had not knowledge, they had the desire to obtain it, and the spirit to make it productive. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". to do many things you have not done, and to refrain from doing much that you continue to do? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/luke-8.html. International Bible Lesson Commentary . The mysteries are revealed in their appropriateness to ourselves and their application to our wants: revealed to our hearts, according to our need. It is no dreary waste of an un-peopled wilderness. But the people that are in the condition of this corn growing amongst thorns, they are perhaps the last that will understand “it to mean themselves; the strangeness of which is this, that a few more years and all the possibility of my having anything whatever to call my own--I shall have no hand to hold it, not to say no pocket to put it into. That is, indeed, His revelation, the vision of Himself. The fifteenth chapter of Luke consists of three parables: the Lost Sheep (verses 3-7); the Lost Coin (verses 8-10); and the Prodigal Son (verses 11-32). and Mk., but the mode of expression is somewhat different.— , a milder phrase than the of Mk. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Charles H. Talbert, Reading Luke: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Third Gospel (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1984), pp. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-8.html. τοῖς δὲ λοιποῖς. On the difficulty presented by their form, as thus given, see Note on Mark 4:12. That seeing they might not see, &c.; that is, that while enough is exhibited to them to invite their attention, they may still be left at liberty to shut their eyes to the truth, if they choose. The dreadful shadow of the second death had fallen upon the multitude, and no beams from the Light and Life of the world could dispel its gloom. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. Luke 8:10. I will tell you your thirtyfold would do very well provided you are not content with it, and you want to make it more. To them it was given to know--to them, having the teachable disposition, the instruction was readily and freely afforded. Luke 8:8-10. Luke 8:10 - And He said, 'To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and … John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, And he said, unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, that seeing they might not see, and hearing, they might not understand, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Luke 1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. An EasyEnglish Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Luke. It is no wonder that you should remain still in ignorance of many things, seeing you have already more light than you follow in the practical part of religion. Revelation 20:5. that = in order that. Luke 15:8-10. There are very mistakenly wicked things said of that kind. Once they really began to want to know they could come and ask. The lost sheep represents the sinner as departed from God, and exposed to certain ruin if not brought back to him, yet not desirous to … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-8.html. I am not perfect. 1:8-9. The two books amount to a quarter of the NT. In fact, this passage is one of several unique to Luke that focus on women (others include Lk 1:5–39+, Elizabeth; Lk 2:36–38+, Anna the prophetess; Lk 7:36–50+, the sinful woman; Lk 10:38–42+, Martha and Mary; Lk 13:10–17+, the healing of the crippled woman; Lk 15:8–10+, the parable of the woman with the lost coin; Lk 18:1–8+, the parable of the woman and the judge). 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