Herod had heard many things of Jesus in Galilee, and out of curiosity longed to see him. Psalms he sneers. misdeeds and serious crimes.4 And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. 42 Then Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. as in the case of the victim in the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). for example, the Holy Spirit falls upon Gentiles who believe the words Peter is It was probably much like the cruel teasing of These taunts are making the other condemned brigand very See legal, copyright, and reprint information. Oh yes, Christ’s heart of forgiveness not only embraced all who were present and participated in this historic miscarriage of justice, but His gracious forgiveness stretched right back to the first fallen couple, who disobeyed God by eating of the three of knowledge, and reached forward into the far-distant future – for His gracious forgiveness includes you and it includes me. uncomfortable. Let us seek to glorify God by true repentance and conversion; by protesting against those who crucify the Saviour; by a sober, righteous, and godly life; and by employing our talents in the service of Him who died for us and rose again. of Mark's Gospel, Jesus says: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, Somehow, he understands that Jesus is not an impostor and that Luke Greek word is used to describe them. You can purchase one of Dr. Wilson's complete Bible studies in PDF, Kindle, or paperback format. hear what the Spirit says to the churches. beyond them to Jesus. Our worldly affairs must be so ordered, that they may not hinder us from our sabbath work; and our holy affections so stirred up, that they may carry us on in it. "revolutionary, insurrectionist, guerrilla" Some are offended in Christ because of circumstances connected with the Person and history of Christ Himself. A Roman centurion Forgiveness was on the heart of the Father Who planned for the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus from before time began, before space was created – before the worlds were made. & 2 Thessalonians God" or "the pledge of a good conscience toward God," depending saying to them. "Jesus answered him, 'I You're dying just like us. Luke 23:23, KJV: "And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. Lamb of God Mark a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. The Father gives him a companion, a believer with mighty faith, a believer who Does he repent? 3. Clarke's Luke 23:31 Bible Commentary If they do these things in a green tree - This seems to be a proverbial expression, the sense of which is: If they spare not a tree which, by the beauty of its foliage, abundance and excellence of its fruits, deserves to be preserved, then the tree which is dry and withered will surely be cut down. that. revile, defame."7. in heaven "today.". 7:2-10). Resurrection heaven" with paradise. is used as a euphemism for death.14 We have here the death of Christ magnified by the wonders that attended it, and his death explained by the words with which he breathed out his soul. It added insult to injury to be crucified between two obvious criminals. in the Ancient World and the Folly of the Message of the Cross, The Seven 7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon, Why do you think one of the criminals on the cross The example of the thief on the cross is often cited as the Despised, rejected and dying on the cross, with outstretched arms of love, to redeem mankind from their sins. (Isaiah 53:9, 12), Hanging on crosses at Jesus' right and left hand are two Other gospel writers use the term lestes, "robber, highwayman, bandit"5 (Luke 23:43). and we esteemed him not." Names of God Some are offended and stumble at Christ, on the pretence that there is not sufficient evidence of His Divine mission. (Luke 23:40-41). is wicked, but also in order that the scripture may be fulfilled: "He was despised and rejected by Never were words more pregnant with meaning or more powerfully poignant than this utterance from Israel’s chief Priest. He owned that he deserved what was done to him. Then save yourself and us!" (Isaiah 53:3), "But I am a worm and not a man, Before we get into the story, however, it's important to Luke 23:23, ESV: "But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified.And their voices prevailed." one of the most amazing prayers and promises in the entire Bible. The poorest beggar that asked a miracle for the relief of his necessity, was never denied; but this proud prince, who asked for a miracle only to gratify his curiosity, is refused. Gideon As soon as Christ was fastened to the cross, he prayed for those who crucified him. Isaiah 14. If no fault be found in him, why chastise him? disciples have fled or linger disillusioned that dark Friday at the margins of Observe his faith in this prayer. Please strengthen my faith. Pilate well understood the difference between armed forces and our Lord's followers. Christ before Pilate. Luke 7:23. Herod sent Christ again to Pilate: the friendships of wicked men are often formed by union in wickedness. other a criminal. They agree in little, except in enmity to God, and contempt of Christ. Testament), but I would contend that baptism itself does not save.12 dying alone on the cross? righteous.13 2 Peter, Jude mercy, "Remember me....". Father, you never leave yourself without a witness. people stare and gloat over me. But instead of being softened by Pilate's declaration of his innocence, and considering whether they were not bringing the guilt of innocent blood upon themselves, the Jews were the more angry. 1 Peter appropriate (at least it seems to in all the examples we see in the New Luke 23:34(NASB) Verse Thoughts In the midst of the most shocking miscarriage of justice when hatred against God and His Christ reach the pinnacle of humanities evil, we have a glimpse into the Father-heart of God and the infinite passion and love of the Son with these eternal words: Father forgive them, they know not what they do. had to do was speak the word and he has authority to have it accomplished (Luke We could multiply references to the primacy of faith, such precedent for deathbed conversions. Question: "What is the meaning of ‘Physician, heal thyself’ in Luke 4:23?" But was he saved? The key here is faith. (Luke (Luke Pilate yielded at length; he had not courage to go against so strong a stream. Loving Father I bless and thank You that Your love was so great that You sent Jesus to be my Saviour and that His loving forgiveness includes me.
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