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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Luke Chapter 19 

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: Jesus Reaches Zacchaeus (v 1-43)

Luke 19 Commentary

(19:1-10) Jesus Brings Salvation to Zacchaeus's Home - In Jericho, Jesus invited himself to the home of Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector. Apparently Zacchaeus was a corrupt tax collector. Although he was despised and hated, he became an impressive example of a rich man coming to salvation. With Zacchaeus, Jesus accomplished the impossible. He sought out a wealthy sinner and called him to repentance and salvation.

(19:11-27) Jesus Tells the Parable of the King's Ten Servants - Because the crowd was expecting the coming Kingdom of God, Jesus told them a parable that corrected their misunderstanding about the nature of the Kingdom. Here, as in 12:35-40 (the parable of the servants waiting for their master), Jesus tied responsible stewardship of resources to the coming Kingdom of God. The first parable emphasized the importance of being alert and watchful, for the master may return suddenly and at any time. This parable encourages listeners to wisely use their resources for the master’s benefit. The implication is clear. Christians are accountable to Jesus for the way they use their time, money, and abilities.

(19:28-44) Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem on a Donkey - Until this point, Luke presented a sampling of Jesus’ ministry—his teaching and his miracles. But with this description of Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem, Luke, just like 
the other Gospel writers, slowed down his narrative, taking time to present the powerful details of Jesus’ final week leading up to the cross.

(19:45-48) Jesus Clears the Temple Again - Jesus directly confronted those who dared to try to make an exorbitant profit in the very Temple of God. He had expelled these people before (John 2:12-25). Here Jesus again stood for what was right, confronting those who dared to participate in wickedness under the guise of religiosity.


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Be a Good Servant

 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 19. In our text today we see Jesus bring salvation to Zacchaeus' Home, tells the parable of the king's servants, Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, and clears the Temple again of money changers. What catches my eye are the servants who given money to and told to occupy until He returns. The good servants were faithful, investing the funds and yielded dividends, but the unjust servant hid his funds to be reprimanded by the king when he returned. In making application we see that, as Christians, we are to occupy until Jesus returns and use the talents and blessings to sow for the kingdom of the Lord. Testifying of what He did for us, and investing our time, talents, and resources for the Kingdom of the Lord. How about you? Are you being a good servant? Let us learn from our text today and the Words of Jesus to see that we should occupy until the Lord returns, being a good servant, investing our time, talents, and resources sharing Christ to others until He returns.


Luke 19

Luke 19

 1And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

 2And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

 3And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

 4And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

 6And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

 7And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

 8And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

 9And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

 10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 11And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

 12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

 13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

 14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

 15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

 16Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

 17And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

 18And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

 19And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

 20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

 21For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

 22And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

 23Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

 24And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

 25(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

 26For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

 27But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 28And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

 29And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

 30Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

 31And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

 32And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

 33And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

 34And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

 35And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

 36And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

 37And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

 38Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

 39And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

 40And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

 41And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

 42Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

 43For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

 44And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

 45And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

 46Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

 47And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,

 48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.