40. Martha, Martha--emphatically redoubling upon the name. . From that verse to the end of verse 13 in chapter 11 the Lord makes known to His disciples the two great means of blessing-the word and prayer. The Son was too glorious to be known, save by the Father, who was Himself only known by the revelation of the Son. For man, for the glory of God, but one thing was needful; and it is that which Jesus desires. Luke constantly brings in the better and unseen part in a heavenly world. Luke 10:1 Some manuscripts seventy; also in verse 17 Luke 10:15 That is, the realm of the dead Luke 10:27 Deut. cumbered--"distracted." through thy name--taking no credit to themselves, but feeling lifted into a region of unimagined superiority to the powers of evil simply through their connection with Christ. © 2020 Christianity.com. Wherein, then, was Mary's better than Martha's? 34. oil and wine--the remedies used in such cases all over the East ( Isaiah 1:6 ), and elsewhere; the wine to cleanse the wounds, the oil to assuage their smartings. The extent of the dominion of Jesus in connection with this change, and the revelation of the counsels of God that accompanied it, are given us in verse 22, as well as the discovery of the relationships and the glory of the Father and of the Son; at the same time also the grace shewn to the humble according to the character and the rights of God the Father Himself. The Father had been proclaimed to them, yet they but little understood it. The labourers are serpents and scorpions--the latter more venomous than the former: literally, in the first instance ( mark 16:17 mark 16:18 , Acts 28:5 ); but the next words, "and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you," show that the glorious power of faith to "overcome the world" and "quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one," by the communication and maintenance of which to His people He makes them innocuous, is what is meant ( 1 John 5:4 , Ephesians 6:16 ). 2. 27. 20:2). A Church full of Marys would perhaps be as great an evil as a Church full of Marthas. The flesh gloried in a nearness to God which was not real, which did not belong to participation in His nature. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. . Already the Lord announces that they are as lambs among wolves. 10. son of peace--inwardly prepared to embrace your message of peace. This clearly points out the character of the testimony. The priest and the Levite pass by on the other side. carest thou not . . The testimonies of the Lord are perfectly in place. If they were not received, they were to denounce the city, assuring them that, received or not, the kingdom of God had come nigh. Behold, I give you, &c.--not for any renewal of their mission, though probably many of them afterwards became ministers of Christ; but simply as disciples. I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - … Luke 10:10-12 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. 26. The love that was in his heart made him a neighbour to any one who was in need. There appears to be a chiasmas between this verse and what follows: God—neighbor—man/neighbor (Luke 10:29–37)—Jesus/God (10:38–42). The Lord replies that in effect these tokens of power had made present to His mind the full establishment of the kingdom-Satan cast out entirely from heaven (an establishment of which these miracles were only a sample); but that there was something more excellent than this, and in which they might rejoice-their names were written in heaven. 33. other seventy also--rather, "others (also in number), seventy"; probably with allusion to the seventy elders of Israel on whom the Spirit descended in the wilderness ( Numbers 11:24 Numbers 11:25 ). This is what God Himself did in Christ; but then legal and carnal distinctions disappeared before this principle. All the instructions are in keeping with a brief and hasty pioneering mission, intended to supply what of general preparation for coming events the Lord's own visit afterwards to the same "cities and places" ( Luke 10:1 ) would not, from want of time, now suffice to accomplish; whereas the instructions to the Twelve, besides embracing all those to the Seventy, contemplate world-wide and permanent effects. many things--"much service" ( Luke 10:40 ); too elaborate preparation, which so engrossed her attention that she missed her Lord's teaching. Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. 37. Nor did he say, He's a Jew, who would have had no dealings with me ( John 4:9 ), and why should I with him? Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. The testimony of the kingdom rendered in power, leaving Israel without excuse, Jesus passed into another position-into the heavenly one. . In last week's study, Jesus said: "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children" (10:21b). Underneath that idea is couched another, as to the littleness both of elaborate preparation for the present life and of that life itself, compared with another. was neighbour?--a most dexterous way of putting the question: (1) Turning the question from, "Whom am I to love as my neighbour?" 28. he said, &c.--"Right; THIS do, and life is thine"--laying such emphasis on "this" as to indicate, without expressing it, where the real difficulty to a sinner lay, and thus nonplussing the questioner himself. her house--The house belonged to her, and she appears throughout to be the older sister. . 2. . Jesus . This character is, in fact, different in some respects from that of the beginning of chapter 9. . The mission is founded on the glory of Christ manifested in chapter 9. Luke 10:1-24. 19:18 Luke 10:35 A denarius was the usual daily wage of … Both are needed, each to be the complement of the other. The love that acted according to its own impulses found the occasion of its exercise in the need that came before it. Satan was beheld falling from heaven!" 36. Important testimony! But we see these alterations in it. They were to go as the Lord's labourers, openly avowing their object, not toiling for their food, but as having claims on His part. Jesus’ affirmation reveals to Luke’s readers that 10:27 is indeed the way to eternal life (cf. thieves--"robbers." The Lord's answer exhibits the moral change which has taken place through the introduction of grace-through the manifestation of this grace in man, in His own Person. Proud member The root of the difficulty in receiving Him lay in the glory of His Person, who was known only to the Father, and this action and glory of the Father, which needed the Son Himself to reveal it. . The road, being rocky and desolate, was a notorious haunt of robbers, then and for ages after, and even to this day. Go, &c.--O exquisite, matchless teaching! . The disciples, however, did not yet understand it. 19. So might the Samaritan have reasoned, but did not [TRENCH]. See note on "worthy," for Sodom--Tyre and Sidon were ruined by commercial prosperity; Sodom sank through its vile pollutions: but the doom of otherwise correct persons who, amidst a blaze of light, reject the Saviour, shall be less endurable than that of any of these. Bible Study Summary with Videos and Questions The Lord's “Good Samaritan” Story It's not Luke but Jesus who tells us the "Good Samaritan" story. They are of infinite assistance in understanding the whole connection of the passage, and their position here throws great light on their own meaning. not be taken away--Martha's choice would be taken from her, for her services would die with her; Mary's never, being spiritual and eternal. chosen the good part--not in the general sense of Moses' choice ( Hebrews 11:25 ), and Joshua's ( Joshua 24:15 ), and David's ( Psalms 119:30 ); that is, of good in opposition to bad; but, of two good ways of serving and pleasing the Lord, choosing the better. This was the true subject of joy. passed by--although the law expressly required the opposite treatment even of the beast not only of their brethren, but of their enemy ( Deuteronomy 22:4 , Exodus 23:4 Exodus 23:5 ; compare Isaiah 58:7 ).