Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.

14. But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ …..24. And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25. And they said to him, ‘Lord, he has ten minas!’ 26. ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 27. But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’

Comment: This is my last devotional on the Gospel of Luke. From here on I dealt with the time of the Triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem until His resurrection in the time about Easter. If you missed them you can look back and find them. After today I will finish off Proverbs and then choose two other books for the as-i-read-it series.

In these few verses we learn at least 4 things.

  • 14. There are people who see God as an enemy. In this modern world we should include in hating the concept of just ignoring God. At any rate the fact is these people did not want the Master to rule over them. They let the master know how they felt.
  • 24-26. Someone’s wasted gifts are given to someone else who is already using their given gifts. All must act in obedience and accept responsibility. Failure bears costs.
  • 26. ‘Everyone’ takes the relevance of the ‘three’ when assessed about their given gifts.
  • 27. Rejection of the master is at a heavy cost.

Prayer: Thank you for the person you’ve made me. I definitely choose not to reject You. Help me to live up to my full potential.

4 thoughts on “Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.

  1. Thank you Barry for these comments. It is interesting that those who reject Him are to be taken away and slaughtered. Those words are very serious. This does not appear to be preached in Churches in this day and age. Unfortunately the love of Jesus is being preached to the detriment of all the other attributes of God, especially Judgment. There seems to be the picture given of a very kindly, loving Jesus, instead of one who is kindly, loving but also just and fair and righteous and holy.

    Yesterday I clicked on the “comments” and was informed “this page cannot be found”. I was wanting to comment on “Mara” bitter, from the story of Ruth and Naomi. I can clearly remember when I was in Grade 6 at the Black Forest Primary School in SA, we were have Religious Instruction class and the Minister who was teaching us informed us that “Mara” meant “bitter”, and that “Mary” meant “bitter”, and also “Marian” and other names using “Mara”. I was not particularly impressed with that information, but it did impress it on my mind, and I have never forgotten it.

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    1. The Ruth passage going up yesterday was a mistake. I am writing ahead and Ruth is following Malachi. I clicked the wrong button and took it down as quick as I could. I agree utterly with your comment. I preached on hell in a church several years ago and was told at the door that they hadn’t heard that word mentioned for years! I as you know write as I see it written. Although often I would like to add more, I avoid doing so except if some explanation is necessary to make sense. God’s other characteristics besides His love are mentioned frequently in the Bible so just commenting allows a balanced presentation! Malachi allows a lot of comment on God’s demands! God bless.

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      1. Brother, even word programs will leave a comment when you use the word “hell.” I use Word Perfect, and whenever I use the word “hell,” a note comes up that it is not nice to use the word (I forget the exact terminology). How long you been this,, Brother?

        I just signed up a bit ago. I had no idea.

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      2. I started Early December last year. I hope if you continue that you find it a blessing!

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