https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/luke-8.html. is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. "E.W. "Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. 1865-1868. He can relax its grasp, says Christ, upon that which is good—upon that which, if admitted, might convert the soul; and if so, is there any reasonable ground for doubting that he may do mischief in the same quarter in another form, and tighten the hold of the memory upon the evil deposits which by evil accidents have been lodged there?’. Luke 8:16-18 Yves I-Bing Cheng, M.D., M.A. It is not said that he tries to do it, but that he actually does so. Luke 8:12. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN FAITH AND SALVATION. Perhaps, however, there are fewer powers which are purely intellectual than we are accustomed to imagine. For FINGER-POSTS that may guide our endeavour to come at the spiritual reality here symbolized, such thoughts as these may serve. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. Reflection on Luke 12:8-12 ~ When you must put yourself in front of others for God, know that you are embraced and loved by the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". The judgment-seat of Christ. 1876. 1 The next day, while Jesus was traveling through some cities and small towns, he preached and told the Good News about God’s kingdom. The birds represent the devil. Kings were anointed (1 Samuel 10:1; 16:3, 12-13; 2 Samuel 23:1; 1 Kings 1:39). In one, perhaps, it would be a resolution always to read and meditate on at least one verse of Holy Scripture, say at a fixed time daily. They leap into religion as the flying-fish leaps into the air; they fall back again into their sins, as the same fish returns to its element. 12 Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. What sort of crop would he have who neither prepared his ground to receive seed, nor covered it over after it was sown? Luke 10:5-9 “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Satan’s power would be far less formidable if it extended to our circumstances only, and did not reach to our mind. Luke cautions his readers against counting on such a delay and acting irresponsibly. Why is so much good seed sown—so little fruit borne for God’s glory and man’s salvation? Let the good resolution be something we can act upon at once. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/luke-8.html. The portrait Luke paints of Jesus is of a man whose arms are constantly open to sinners, who seemingly is incapable of refusing forgiveness to sinners. It's very strange to hear Jesus, particularly in Luke's gospel, speak about an unforgivable sin. g.]— πιστεύσαντες, having believed) We are saved by the word through faith: Luke 8:13. Ssssh. The Biblical Illustrator. Those by the wayside are they that hear The word of God, though only by accident, and very carelessly, and without understanding what they hear: then cometh the devil; signified by the fowls of the air: and taketh away the word out of their hearts, or memories; that little of it, which is retained there, and diverts their minds from it by other objects; so that they quite forget what they have heard; lest they should believe, and be saved: this clause is only in Luke; and with it may be compared ( 2 Corinthians 4:4 ) for with true faith in Christ the sum and substance of the word salvation is connected; and Satan being an enemy to the salvation of souls, does all he can to hinder their faith in him. Luke 12:8-12 “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. the plough, and drill, and harrow, the spade and the rake, all teach us lessons. The placement fits perfectly in the narrative as it immediately follows the genealogy of Jesus and precedes the beginning of ministry of Jesus. ), The great trial of our Christian life is at this point. b. But I want you to slow down and consider what it was like to be a shepherd -- seeing and hearing what they saw and heard that night. At one and the same time, the glory of the Lord signifies the presence of God with them and yet not in the person of a king reigning on a throne but as a small baby lain in a feeding trough. (12) Then cometh the devil.—Note St. Luke’s use of this word instead of the “Satan” of St. Mark and “the wicked one” of St. Matthew, and his fuller statement of the purpose, “lest they should believe and be saved.”. Luke 8:12, NASB: "'Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved." Luke 8:5 "The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. (1) ‘Nowhere, perhaps, is the Devil so active as in a congregation. What does this verse really mean? the flame has soon expired, for they are not like the miraculous bush which burned, God dwells not in them. He would not risk it lying there where it might be kicked on to good ground. If the gospel remains in contact with the heart its tendency is to produce faith. Luke 8:12, NLT : "The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved." "Commentary on Luke 8:12". "Commentary on Luke 8:12". Luke 10:8-12 New International Version (NIV) 8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 1905-1909. 1999. These women are actively engaged in Jesus' work, for the Gospel notes the support they provide, possibly as patrons who fund Jesus' mission. 12. * [8:1–3] Luke presents Jesus as an itinerant preacher traveling in the company of the Twelve and of the Galilean women who are sustaining them out of their means. The Greek as well as the Hebrew word for angel can simply mean a messenger of God, whether human or supernatural. Angels in the OT often appeared as human beings (Genesis 18:1-2). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/luke-8.html. Here in Luke 8:12, it is the devil who comes and takes away the Word. True peace did not come through Augustus as people hoped. Now this necessity arises out of the Divine appointment, and the reason and nature of the thing. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Then comes the Devil, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.’. Let us look together at Luke 12:8-12. Notice his POWER. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. "Commentary on Luke 8:12". W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. * [12:49–53] Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom is a refining and purifying fire. St Mark has “the wicked one,” St Matthew, “Satan.”. Jesus and the Pharisees went head to head. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Luke 8:1-3 – Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna Summary Luke introduces three of the women who travel with Jesus around Galilee and unto his death in Jerusalem (see also 23:49, 55; 24:10). 2 He said: 'In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. (chap. “The way is the heart beaten and dried by the passage of evil thoughts.” H. de S. Victore. "Commentary on Luke 8:12". We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. There is a fitness or suitableness in faith to the end of its appointment, so that the necessity of it arises out of the nature of the thing itself. 2013. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. But if not, it will return to you. 1 This is the third time in the opening chapters of Luke that we encounter the angel of the Lord. 12:1-12 A firm belief of the doctrine of God's universal providence, and the extent of it, would satisfy us when in peril, and encourage us to trust God in the way of duty. sower. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, "Grant me justice against my adversary." Another, perhaps, would resolve to begin the practice of family prayer. I turn with a sense of relief from this dark part of the subject to notice the immense power for good which the memory has under a guidance much greater than that of Satan--the guidance of the grace of God. This does not mean that the man was inhabited with six thousand demons, but that he had many. I. Stone.). The promise will be known through a sign: the sign of a baby lying in a manger. BibliographyGill, John. What Does John 8:12 Mean? (C. H. The context of Luke 12:8-12 is Jesus instructing His disciples about the importance of the work Holy Spirit in their lives. The man was not asleep, nor inattentive. Great Joy for All the People (2:8-12) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Lectio Divina Year C 2016 /. The mind and heart of man are very closely and subtly kneaded up together. He had hundreds, if not thousands of other disciples. 2 He said: 'In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. Not that good men are exempted from the common afflictions of life. About This Devotional. luke 12:8-12 It's very strange to hear Jesus, particularly in Luke's gospel, speak about an unforgivable sin. BibliographyScofield, C. I. One can also find the second and third soils of Luke 8 taken to represent people not actually saved (148–49). Let the Word sink down and be hidden deep, and then, though the devil comes, he cannot snatch it away. We have heard the gospel. His power is partly derived from his natural sagacity. Those by the wayside were people who were like hard, beaten down ground, resistant and unreceptive to the seed of the word of God. Lk 8:11; Mt 13:3,4,18,19,24-26,37; Mk 4:2-4,15,26-29 They follow the Lord by fits and starts; they go out from us because they are not of us; for if they had been of us, doubtless they would have continued with us. Read verse in New International Version Jesus in Luke speaks of the unforgivable sin, as he does also in the gospels of Mark and Matthew. There has been every help to lift the mind to God, and fix holy thoughts and godly resolutions in his heart; no care, no pains have been spared, perhaps, as far as we can see, for his spiritual profit. It has no reference to anything obscure, or awful, or difficult to understand. Angel of the Lord. No sober man who contemplates faith, accompanied with those dispositions and affections necessary to constitute a real Christian, can pronounce it an unreasonable and useless thing. 2. The word of God, though only by accident, and very carelessly, and without understanding what they hear: then cometh the devil; signified by the fowls of the air: and taketh away the word out of their hearts, or memories; that little of it, which is retained there, and diverts their minds from it by other objects; so that they quite forget what they have heard; lest they should believe, and be saved: this clause is only in Luke; and with it may be compared 2 Corinthians 4:4 for with true faith in Christ the sum and substance of the word salvation is connected; and Satan being an enemy to the salvation of souls, does all he can to hinder their faith in him. T he parable of the sower is immediately followed both in Mark and Luke by another parable, a parable concerning a lamp and a measure. 12 The seeds along the path are those who hear, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. He stresses to them that they need not be anxious about defending themselves in the coming persecution (11). To speak of THE SALVATION PROMISED TO THEM THAT BELIEVE. and we need to link up these words with what He had previously said in verses 9 and 10. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/luke-8.html. "1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 6. I was reading Luke, chapter 12:8 today and I was wondering if someone could help me understand this scripture: “I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. Who is really careful and anxious over this important matter? Luke 8:11-15. 5. (Dean Goulburn. of First published online in 1996 at The Restoration Movement Pages. Here are 12 things to know about 12 in the Bible. Satan would come and try, but the holy resolution, by God’s help, would be too strong for his cunning. Salem Media Group. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/luke-8.html. Luke many times helps his readers by indicating the purposes of Jesus' parables. Our text says “then,” that is, there and then, “cometh the devil.” Mark renders it, “Satan cometh immediately.” Whoever else may loiter, Satan never does. "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". The word σπαρέντες must be understood from σπόρος. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Spurgeon.). John Trapp Complete Commentary. The next clause, beginning with εἰτα, must be included in the definition = the wayside men are persons in whose case, so soon as they have heard, cometh, etc.— ὁ διάβολος: each gospel has a different name for the evil one; ὁ πονηρὸς, Mt., ὁ σατανᾶς, Mk.— ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν, lest believing they should be saved; peculiar to Lk., and in expression an echo of St. Paul and the apostolic age. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. They make a great flame for a time like the crackling of thorns, but lo! Let us never forget that. What does this verse really mean? 9. 1. Hypocrisy and the Fear of Man. "Lectio divina is an authentic source of Christian spirituality recommended by our Rule. III. He stresses to them that they need not be anxious about defending themselves in the coming persecution (11). In Luke 2:8-20, we meet the first people to receive the announcement of Jesus’ birth, a group of shepherds tending their flocks at night in the fields not too far from Bethlehem. Cf. Go to. Ah! 2. Copyright StatementThese files are considered public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available in the Online Bible Software Library. (C. H. Let us translate the parable a little into modern circumstances. Thus have we considered the nature of faith, described the salvation promised to it, and shown the connection between the one and the other. Out of them, He chose twelve to pour most of His time, energy and attention into. ‘Snatches,’ Matthew 13:19.—It is done in a moment; by a smile at the end of the sermon; by a silly criticism at the church door; by foolish gossip on the way home. I. We must not be ashamed to let all men see that we believe in Christ, and serve Christ, and love Christ, and care more for the praise of Christ than for the praise of men. That friend showed me two or three little, tiny, frail-looking specimens of the same in a box. (Luke 2:8-20, NIV) You've heard the Christmas story dozens of times. They begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss : The demons inhabiting this man did not want to be imprisoned in the abyss , which is the bottomless pit described in Revelation 9:11 . Luke 8.16. A salvation from natural evil. the similar warning in Mt 24:48. 12. οἱ δὲ παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. But they are converted into blessings for them, and they are provided with all needful supports under their afflictions. All, or nearly all, of this is due to his gift of continuance. The parable of the soils. But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication will rise with healing wings, and you will skip about like calves released from the stall. is not ἐκ but ἀπό, “from their heart.” The seed had not sunk in; it only lay on the surface. The agency of the fowls in the parable is external; it is not in the soil itself, nor is it connected with the soil; and in like manner, the foe who removes the seed from the heart, that is, from the memory of man, is external. The devil’s punctuality, power, and purpose. And just as the birds had done, the Devil would swoop down and take the word from their hearts, lest they believe and be saved. Christos is Greek and Messiah is Hebrew—both of which mean anointed. A. And how he would soon plant thoughts which would remove the effect of a casual listening to the word of God. The promise of Luke 11:13 was made by the Lord Jesus Himself He was the One who said - Luke 11:13! Those by the wayside are they that hear The word of God, though only by accident, and very carelessly, and without understanding what they hear: then cometh the devil; signified by the fowls of the air: and taketh away the word out of their hearts, There are hundreds of devout rules, of kind Christian acts, in which we fall short and offend. 2. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". All rights reserved. How is it that he succeeds so well?—Why are so many forgetful hearers—so few doers of the Word? About This Devotional. Will we continue? . . BibliographyPett, Peter. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Luke 8:12". The Parable of the Sower Explained. In this way we shall put into practice the Apostle Paul’s commandment, which is mentioned in … What Jesus Did! ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν. Luke 8:11-15. III. Whosoever shall confess Me before me. People wonder where they come from, and marvel how it is that they find sermons so dull and remember them so badly! "Commentary on Luke 8:12". (S. Stennett, D. D.). "Scofield Reference Notes on Luke 8:12". The parable of the soils. From him come wandering thoughts and roving imaginations—listless minds and dull memories—sleepy eyes and fidgety nerves—weary ears and distracted attention. Luke 10:4 “Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.” See with the eyes of faith in doing God’s will and things will appear out of nowhere for you. “Lest they should believe and be saved” Satan takes away the Word out of their hearts. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/luke-8.html. They forget the Devil.’, (2) ‘The agency of the fowls is external—it is not in the soil itself, nor is it connected with the soil; and, in like manner, the foe who removes the seed from the heart—that is from the memory of man—is external. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. When the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God is preached in all the world as a witness (Matthew 24:14), the ears that hear it are not always receptive of this priceless knowledge.In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:3-8, 19-23; Mark 4:3-9, 14-26; Luke 8:4-8, 11-15), Jesus reveals why, using three component elements: the sower, the seed, and the soils. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/luke-8.html. 2. Good seed, sown over and over again; and what has it all come to? The disciples are not to be distracted from their mission by moving from house to house in search of the best food and lodging (10:5-8). Providence takes notice of the meanest creatures, even of the sparrows, and therefore of the smallest interests of the disciples of Christ. 2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, a Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,. ἀπὸ τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, not as in A.V[176], “out of their hearts,” for the prep. 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