|Overview - Luke 12|
|1||Christ preaches to his apostles to avoid hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his doctrine;|
|13||warns the people to beware of covetousness, by the parable of the rich man who set up greater barns.|
|22||We must not be over careful of earthly things,|
|31||but seek the kingdom of God;|
|35||be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he comes.|
|41||Christ's ministers are to see to their charges,|
|49||and look for persecution.|
|54||The people must take this time of grace;|
|57||because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation.|
Luke 12:24 (King James Version)
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
- the ravens
- The raven is a species of the corvus, or crow tribe, of the order Picae, known by its large size, its plumage being of a bluish black, and tail roundish at the end. It was probably selected by our Lord as being unclean.
- 1 Kings 17:1-6 ; Job 38:41 ; Psalms 145:15 Psalms 145:16 ; 147:9 Mark 6:26
- Luke 12:7 Luke 12:30-32 ; Job 35:11 ; Matthew 10:31