A Few More One-Line Truths From Luke

Prayer does not influence God’s justice, nor his mercy in salvation. Prayer is the means by which God exercises his justice and mercy. Those who “cry out” are already chosen (Luke 18:7).

The “one thing” that the rich ruler “lacked” was actually many things that he possessed, and loved (Luke 18:18-22).

Jesus didn’t always speak in parables. He could be speaking the truth as plainly and descriptively as possible – if you don’t have ears to hear, you won’t understand (Luke 18:31-34)

Repentance is restitution (Luke 19:1-9).

The king’s lazy servant will be treated like the king’s ungrateful subjects. Christians who don’t obey the Lord do so because they don’t know his true character, and are no more Christians than those who outrightly hate him (Luke 19:11-27).

“Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” is utter nonsense without the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Jesus gave them a knot that only he could untie (Luke 20:25).


~ by bradybush on February 18, 2010.

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