Luke 6. Forum Discussion

As we begin our study of Chapter 6, we can really begin to get an appreciation for Luke’s attention to detail. In this one chapter, Luke covers:

  • Jesus being Lord of the Sabbath
  • Selection of the 12 Apostles
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind
  • And the Parable of the Two Foundations.

By the time we get to Chapter 6, the Scribes and Pharisees were growing more and more jealous of Jesus and were looking for a way to destroy Him. Knowing that Luke wrote his Gospel in chronological order may lend some insight into the timing of Jesus’ selection of the 12 Apostles. Luke writes in verse 11 concerning the scribes and Pharisees, “But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.” In the very next verse, Luke writes about how Jesus went off to the mountain to pray and then selected His 12 Apostles.

It would be understandable that Jesus wanted to establish a tight inner circle as the forces against Him became more of a threat. Jesus was indeed God and man. He felt our fears and faced great adversity. Surely, Jesus understands our trials and tribulations if we are willing to make Him a part of our daily lives.

For today’s blog let’s focus on Luke 6:41-42.

“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”

This story is all about judgement. The more we study the Bible, the less judgmental we should become. Because we want mercy, we should extend mercy, not judgement.

“For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgement.” – James 2:13  Amen