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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Luke Chapter 10 

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Luke
Date Penned: (60 AD)
Overview: Luke Presents the Life of Christ  (c 1-24)
Theme:  The Message & Ministry of Jesus, the Savior (c 4-21)
Message: The Parable of the Good Samaritan  (v 1-62)

Luke 10 Commentary

(10:1-16) Jesus Sends Out Seventy-Two Messengers - Luke is the only Gospel to record the sending out of seventy-two disciples. In this passage, Luke highlighted and anticipated the universal mission of Jesus—the gospel would go to all people.

(10:17-24) The Seventy-Two Messengers Return - This passage continues the theme of discipleship (started at 9:51). Here the seventy-two returned, rejoicing. Jesus rejoiced with them, praising God for the defeat of Satan and the fact that he had chosen to use these humble followers to advance his Kingdom.

(10:25-37) Jesus tells the Parable of the Good Samaritan - Jesus had just praised God for hiding the secrets of the Kingdom from the wise and learned (10:21). Next an expert in Old Testament law asked Jesus a question that revealed the lawyer’s profound ignorance about central issues of the faith—eternal life and the basic command to love one’s neighbor.

(10:38-42) Jesus Visits Martha and Mary - This short story follows the parable of the good Samaritan because it involves another reversal. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to his teaching, while Martha was busying herself fixing a meal. Although intently listening to Jesus was Mary’s way of expressing her love and devotion to God, in the first century, this would be quite unusual for a woman. Learning at a rabbi’s feet was a privilege typically reserved for young men. Thus, Martha assumed that Jesus would honor her request that he rebuke Mary. Instead, Jesus commended Mary, welcoming her to learn from him.


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Are You Working in the Harvest?

 Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Luke with Chapter 10. In our text today we see Luke's account of Jesus sending out the seventy messengers as Jesus explains that the harvest is truly great but the labourers are few and goes on to give the parable of the Good Samaritan. In making application we see that same opportunity to harvest souls still exists today. The Gospel has not lost its power and if we go forth as we have been instructed then we will come again with souls being saved for our obedience. How about You? Are you willing to go into the fields of this world with the Gospel? Let us learn from our text today and the words of Jesus to see that the Lord is calling those who are Saved to go forth into the fields of this world to share the Gospel and harvest the souls who are ready to be saved through the Word of God. 


Luke 10

Luke 10

 1After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

 2Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

 3Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

 4Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.

 5And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.

 6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

 7And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

 8And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

 9And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

 10But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

 11Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

 12But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

 13Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

 14But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.

 15And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

 16He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

 17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

 18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

 19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

 21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

 23And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

 24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

 25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

 26He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

 27And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

 28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

 29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

 30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

 34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

 36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

 37And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

 38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.