Luke 20: Are You A Scribe?
Verse of the Day: V46 “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;”
1. Son (V1-18)
V13 “Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. “
Jesus taught the people of a parable of a man who owned a vineyard, and employed farmers to tend to it. At harvest time he sent his servant to the farmers to collect the fruits from the vineyard, but instead they beat him. The owner then sent a second servant, and he was also beaten. He sent the third, and he too was beaten. Finally he sent his beloved son thinking that they might respect him, but instead they killed him. This parable was a prophesy of Jesus Himself who came to save the world, but the world crucified Him.
V15 “So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him, What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?”
2. Sadducees (V19-44)
V27 “Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,”
The Sadducees, who did not believe in resurrection, trapped Jesus by asking Him who would be the husband of the woman in heaven as she had seven husbands who died one after another. It was in Moses’ law that when the husband died without children, his wife would marry his brother, and in this case, he had six brothers, and all died without children. Jesus knew the trap and deceit of the Sadducees, and He taught them that in heaven there would be no marriage, and it did not matter who the woman’s husband was.
V35 “But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:”
3. Scribes (V45-47)
V46 “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;”
Jesus taught His disciples that the scribes who abused their authority by taking advantage of the widows’ property, and making long prayers to show that they were more spiritual than the rest of the people, shall be severely punished for their deceit and hypocrisy.
V47 “Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to be a sincere son of God and never a scribe.