Monday, December 6, 2021

Gospel of Luke: Advent - Chapter 6

 Good evening.  Here are a few thoughts from Chapter 6. 

Jesus is...

- Son of Man (vs. 5)  *see note below

- Lord of the Sabbath (vs. 5) **see note below

- Prayerful.  Jesus prayed all night before choosing the 12 apostles. (vs. 12-13)

- Merciful (vs. 36)

- A Firm Foundation (vs. 46-48)

*the title "Son of Man" that Jesus uses for himself here and in Luke 5:24 is a reference to Daniel 7; specifically verses 13-14.  "I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.  And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed."  For further reading compare this passage with Philippians 2; specifically verses 10-11.  Also be on the lookout for when Jesus uses this title about Himself.  Fun fact: Jesus refers to Himself as the Son of Man more than 70 times.  

**the word used for Lord in verse 5 is the Greek word kurios according to Strong's Lexicon this title means someone with "absolute ownership rights"

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