QT 29/02/2024 Thursday Luke 7. Surprising responses to Jesus' message. 对耶稣信息出人意料的回应.

QT 29/02/2024 Thursday Luke 7. Surprising responses to Jesus' message. 对耶稣信息出人意料的回应.

QT 29/02/2024 Thursday Luke 7

Luke now contrasts the positive (and even surprising) responses of people in Luke 7 with that of Luke 6.

No such great faith as the centurion's had been found "even in Israel" (Luke 7:9). The centurion even said "I do not deserve to have you come under my roof." Even Jesus "was amazed" (Luke 7:9).

Citing Elijah, Jesus refused to perform miracles in His home town of Nazareth (Luke 4:23) but did so at Nain. He raised the dead son of the widow (Luke 7:11-17) in a manner which resembled Elijah's raising of the widow's dead son (1Kg 17:17-24);

REFLECTION (1): To which group do you belong? The centurion's kind of faith and humility?

Jesus' reply to "Are you the one...?" points back to His purpose statement in Luke 4:18-19. The blind sees, the lame walks, lepers are cured, the deaf hears, the dead is raised and "the poor have good news preached to them" (Luke 7:22).

REFLECTION (2): Are practical and life changing transformations also happening in your lives and the lives of those around you? Why? Or are our lives unresponsive to the gospel (Luke 7:31-35)?

Nevertheless, Jesus reminded them, "And blessed is the one who is not offended by me" (Luke 7:23).

APPLICATION: His message has the very real possibility to offend the unresponsive and hardened hearts. We should not offend for offense's sake. But Jesus' message is not to be watered down and all offences removed for fear that the true message itself is inherently "offensive" to the rebellious world.

REFLECTION (3): The HOST criticised Jesus (Luke 7:39). The UNINVITED guest honoured Jesus in repentance (Luke 7:38). Why were there these frequent REVERSALS?

星期四 2024年2月29日 今日读经:路加福音7章. 对耶稣信息出人意料的回应.





  1. 耶稣的回应“你是不是那位...?”指回祂在路4:18-19的使命宣言。瞎的可以看见,跛的可以走路,患痲风的得到洁净,聋的可以听见,死人复活,“穷人有福音听”(路7:22)。


  1. 然而,耶稣提醒他们,“那不被我绊倒的,就有福了。”(路7:23)