For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. It is clear that the Sermon on the Plain (and the Sermon on the Mount) had a significant impact on the early church. What do you make of this chapter? 2 Corinthians 11:20 probably has in mind this kind of insult slap. That makes no sense at all. This is true and has been tested when it comes to generosity with material resources. i. Observant Jews are forbidden to use the phone on the Sabbath, because doing so would break an electrical current, which is considered a form of work. a. Wisdom Literature It seems that the names of the twelve disciples are usually arranged in pairs. David quickly condemned the man, but was blind to his own sin, which was much greater (2 Samuel 12). Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. i. Eventually – though it may take a time for the harvest to come – the good or bad fruit is evident, revealing what sort of tree we are. The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. In so doing, Jesus made the command much broader. There are many interesting connections with this group. The poor in spirit recognize that they have no spiritual assets. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. c. He called His disciples to Himself: The disciples (and also the apostles for that matter) belonged to Jesus. Luke 5 Luke 7 Chapter 6 The disciples pluck corn on the sabbath. He will return more to you, in one way or another, more than you give to Him. What he says is true, of course. First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”. And continued all night in prayer to God: Jesus was about to choose His disciples. “Jesus, therefore, to prevent interruption, to give himself the opportunity of pouring out his whole soul, and to avoid ostentation, sought the mountain.” (Spurgeon). “We cannot love our enemies as we love our nearest and dearest. The disciples pluck corn on the sabbath. We might say that Jesus did not prohibit the judgment of others. A disciple is not above his teacher: A disciple was much like a student, with the added element of following and patterning after the master or teacher. The revolutionary wants to take away all present hope, and demands that people take immediate action (often violent, sometimes murderous) to supposedly change things. This had the effect of Jesus questioning whether or not they ever read or understood their Bibles; He implied that they were ignorant of the essential point of the following Old Testament event. You will be sons of the Most High: In doing this, we imitate God, who shows love towards His enemies, and is kind to the unthankful and evil. e. First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye: Jesus didn’t say that it was wrong for us to help our brother with the speck in his eye. (Luk 6:20a) Jesus prepares to teach His disciples and the multitude. It is the attempt to correct the fault of someone else when we ourselves have the same (or greater fault) that earns the accusation, “Hypocrite!”, i. b. He chose these twelve from among many others. ii. b. c. And said: What Jesus said in the Sermon on the Plain (and in the Sermon on the Mount) has long been recognized as the sum of Jesus’ – or anyone’s – ethical teaching. It is wrong to think Jesus meant evil should never be resisted. iii. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye? ii. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Luke-Acts The religious leaders watched Jesus closely, but with no heart of love for Him. This is the whole law; all the rest is commentary. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Major Prophets It is wrong to think that Jesus meant a physical attack cannot be resisted or defended against. ‘And doeth them,’ obedience.” (Morgan). A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good…out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks: Our words reveal our heart. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. b. i. i. Jesus recognized that we will have enemies. The bitter fruit of this thinking can be numbered in the hundreds of millions dead by the murderers of Communist ideology. Not every tree is the same. discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus, Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, A great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, Power went out from Him and healed them all, He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, Exclude you…revile you…cast out your name as evil, But woe to you who are rich…Woe to you who are full, Do good…bless…pray for those who spitefully use you, To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also, And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold, From him who takes away your goods do not ask them back, Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Jesus said we should patiently bear such insults and offences, and not resist an evil person who insults us this way. c. Now: In each of these three paradoxical statements – describing a person’s spiritual condition in terms of poverty, hunger, and weeping – Jesus used the hopeful word now. In this way, the disciple would never be greater than the teacher, yet everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Pauline Epistles 6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled. Minor Prophets b. “Jesus’ disciples, if sued for their tunics (an inner garment like our suit but worn next to the skin), far from seeking satisfaction, will gladly part with what they may legally keep.” (Carson), iii. Jesus used the word that indicates a severe poverty; the idea is someone who must beg for whatever they have or will get. iii. Jesus turned upside-down (rather, right-side-up) their perception of the Kingdom of God. In the next section of Luke 6 Jesus taught his disciples. Jesus shows that we are generally far more tolerant to our own sin than we are to the sin of others. We can also say that no one was ever blessed more than Jesus; He knows what goes into a blessed life. If we are not, we commit the sin that will surely find us out, the sin of doing nothing (Numbers 32:23) – and great will be our ruin.