Category: Notes & Comments on Scripture

This category is where I will pass on, new to me, insights from scripture.

Nov 10 2012

Psalm 99 – The LORD answers, forgives, and corrects

Psalm 99:8 summarizes a significant Old Testament pattern. The LORD answers those That call upon Him He forgives them Yet corrects their sin The LORD does answer when His people call out to Him. Those who cry or call out to him need to see themselves as totally dependent on Him: unable to fix this …

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Nov 09 2012

Luke 7 – The self-righteous still judge / One who was forgiven

In Luke 7:36-39, 48-50 Jesus has dinner with a self-righteous pharisee. The pharisee’s self-righteousness shows in his judgmental attitude toward one of the by-standers. She is a sinner. She showers affection on Jesus. Why? From Luke 7:48 we learn of her earlier forgiveness. Her actions display her response to that forgiveness. So here we see …

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Nov 07 2012

Luke 7 29-30 is a Side Comment

Luke 7 29-30 is often skipped by the big fat books or they have conflicting things to say about it.. Here are some things about the narrator’s side comment in Luke 7:29-30 It interrupts Jesus’ speech that started in Luke 7:24. This interruption is unexpected. Therefore it is probably important. (A point we learn from …

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Nov 06 2012

Luke 7 – Doing godly deeds / May offend some

In Luke 7:13-23 Jesus does the Godly deeds that the Old Testament predicted Messiah would do. However some people, especially the religious leaders take offense. They want others to think that they are the most direct link to God. Jesus does Messianic signs that show that He, a lowly person by material measures, is a …

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Nov 05 2012

Luke 7 – One’s present actions point to / One’s future status

When John the Baptist begins to doubt that Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus points to His current ministry as adequate evidence that He will fulfill all the prophets said about Messiah. See Luke 7:18-23. In other words One’s present actions point to One’s future status Is the same not true for us? Does not what …

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Nov 04 2012

Luke 7 – People are intimidated / By an evident act of God

My time with my Bible this morning had me working in Luke 7:11-17. Here Jesus raises from the dead the son of the widow of Nain He also restores him back to her. As a result of this clear act of God the English text says (Luke 7:16) that “Fear gripped them.” The word “fear” …

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Sep 25 2010

Do Not Brag

Luke 9:18-22 has an interesting command. Peter has correctly stated that Jesus is Messiah, the Christ, the anointed one of God. Immediately Jesus commands the disciples not to tell anyone. Why not? Because Jesus must suffer, be rejected, die and be raised from the dead. How about us? Do we seek attention for the special …

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Aug 28 2010

Do not boast about visions

2 Cor. 12:1-9 is the climax of Paul’s “Foolishness” speech about his visions that began in 10:1. It is part of a larger context dealing with spiritual pride. Here is my note from reading the climax: Notice that Paul got a thorn in the flesh to prevent him from boasting about his positive special spiritual …

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