Some beautiful one-line truths from Luke.

God wants control over every part of your life. The Jews had to tithe everything, from their herds to their spice racks.

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.” (Luke 11:42, emphasis mine)

Jesus accepts the hospitality of a Pharisee, then proceeds to insult him. He wasn’t going to sell himself for a meal, like Esau. (Luke 11:37-54)

Demons love the self-righteous. They practically run them like hotels. (Luke 11:24-26)

Stress is biblical. Worry is not. (Luke 12:50)

False Christians will have it worse in hell than unbelievers. This may be the world’s largest mission field. Those who have heard the gospel preached and have rejected it will suffer more than those who have only known of the Creator (Romans 1) and rejected him. (Luke 12:47-48)

Jesus is eager for the judgment day. None of this “God is angry and Jesus is begging him to relax” nonsense. The Father and the Son are one, in patience and in eager anticipation of judging sinners. (Luke 12:49)

We can’t know the hour, day, month or season of Christ’s return, but we can know the “time.” (Luke 12:54-56, Matthew 24:33)

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~ by bradybush on December 28, 2009.

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