Luke 6

SUMMARY.--The Son of Man Lord of the Sabbath. The Man with the Withered Hand Healed. Accused of Sabbath-Breaking. The Apostles Chosen. Blessings and Woes. Returning Good for Evil. Evil and Good Fruit. The Wise and Foolish Builders.

      27-36. Love your enemies. These precepts are found in Matthew's report in their connection. See notes there.

      37, 38. Judge not. See notes on Matt. 7:1, 2. Give into your bosom. The loose garment of a Jew was belted at the waist, and in its capacious bosom grain, or other articles, were carried.

      39. Can the blind lead the blind? See notes on Matt. 15:14.

      40. The disciple is not above his master. See note on Matt. 10:24.

      41, 42. The mote that is in thy brother's eye. See notes on Matt. 7:3-5.

      43-45. For a good tree. See notes on Matt. 7:15-20.

      46-49. Why call ye me, Lord, Lord? See notes on Matt. 7:21-27. Luke adds: Digged deep. This is often needful to reach the rock. We must dig deep, even to our heart, to its center, to build upon the Rock, Christ our Lord. The confession of faith in Christ ( Matt. 16:16 ) must be believed with the heart ( Rom. 10:10 ), confessed with the mouth, in order that we may be built upon the Rock ( Matt. 16:18 ).

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