Luke Chapter 6
A.W. Tozer once said that the most important thing about a person is their view of God. Do you know that the one true God is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked, that he doesn’t want to treat people as their sin deserves?
In Luke chapter 6, Jesus reminds us that what a person stores up in their heart will flow out of them. What are your words and actions towards those who seem ungrateful and sinful towards you revealing? Have you been storing up a proper view of God? The main word of God is: ‘above ALL else, love one another.’
We learn in Luke chapter 6 that the religious leaders in Jesus’ day had a framework of God that declared, ‘above ALL else, follow the rules.’ They didn’t understand that God’s commands and directives were out of love for people. They put ‘the rules,’ as they understood them, ahead of the well-being of people.
Jesus wants to remind us that if we want to be the image bearers of the One true God, then we’re to be characterized by words such as compassion, generosity, humility, gentleness, self-control. Otherwise, we may just become a stumbling block to others knowing Jesus, having taken His name in vain.
‘Woe to the comfortable, who show indifference to others, only caring about their own well-being. Woe to those who are content to see those around them suffer apart from God. Woe to the popular because they’d rather be liked than try to share Christ with others.’ ‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ – Sincerely, Jesus Christ