Luke

Do not fear

luke 12;32

Christ stressed the Father’s tender care over His little flock as an antidote to anxiety (Luke 12:22-30).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 12:32.

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He heard and did nothing

luke 6;49

In James 1:22 we read that professing believers are to be “doers,” and that their entire personality should be characterized in that way.  Christians who are content with only hearing the Word have made a serious miscalculation.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for James 1:22.

 

He built upon the rock

luke 6;48

The house represents a religious life; the rain represents divine judgement.  Only the one built on the foundation of obedience to God’s Word stands, which calls for repentance, rejection of salvation by works, and trust in God’s grace to save through His merciful provision.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 7:24-27.

Lost Living

luke 15;13

The prodigal son evidently took his share in liquid assets, and left, abandoning his father, and heading into a life of iniquity.  His life became not one of merely wasteful extravagance, but also wanton immorality (Luke 15:30).  The Greek word for “prodigal” means “dissolute” and conveys the idea of an utterly debauched lifestyle.  The main feature of this parable, however, is the joy of God and the celebrations that fill heaven when a sinner repents.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 15:13.

A Great Struggle

luke 13;24

This signifies a great struggle against conflict.  Entering through the narrow gate is difficult because of its cost in terms of human pride, because of the sinner’s natural love for sin, and because of the world’s and Satan’s opposition to the truth.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 13:24.

Your Response

Your response

One’s response to the light in this life is crucial, because at the throne of judgement there will be no opportunity to embrace truth that was formerly spurned (Revelation 20:11-15).  Those who scorn the light of the gospel now will have all light removed from them in eternity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Luke 8:18.