Friday, March 8, 2013

Luke in 40 - Luke 12

Luke 12:1-34

Large crowds continue to gather whenever Jesus speaks. This time it is a crowd of thousands that want to hear what Jesus has to say. He starts by issuing a warning, a warning about the Pharisees, their teachings and their hypocrisy.

One of Jesus greatest concerns has to do with how the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the day, are putting the rules and laws above the people. As we hear over and over again in Luke, Jesus is concerned about the relationship he has, God has, with people. The rules and laws serve a purpose, but what the Pharisees are doing is nearing idolatry. They are putting the rules, the laws, the religious customs above the people. In Jesus teaching he is trying to correct them, and in the process is making them irate.  

Jesus concludes this section by talking about the love God has for all his children, for all of us. It is not limited to those who follow the rules, but is a love that is immense.

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