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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Luke Chapter 21 

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 Tells About the Future  (v 1-38)

Luke 21 Commentary

(21:1-4) A Widow Gives All She Has - After warning his disciples about the greed of the teachers of religious law (20:46), Jesus pointed out a poor widow as an example of extraordinary faith.

(21:5-24) Jesus Tells About the Future - A disciple’s casual remark concerning the splendor of the Temple gave Jesus the opportunity to make an alarming prophecy about the Temple and the end times. This section, along with 17:20-37, parallel the Olivet discourse given in Matthew 24:1-25 and Mark 13:1-23. Jesus spoke of the end times in order to realign his disciples’ priorities and to caution them about being deceived.

(21:25-33) Jesus Tells about His Return - After predicting Jerusalem’s destruction, Jesus described his second coming (21:27). It will be accompanied by all kinds of cosmic signs, instilling terror in those who are unprepared for the end but inspiring hope in those who are anticipating his return. Don’t be caught unprepared; commit yourself to follow Jesus wholeheartedly and to pray fervently (21:34-36).

(21:34-38) Jesus Tells About Remaining Watchful -  Jesus concluded his teaching on the end times (21:5-38) with a grave warning to his disciples. They were to guard against letting the worries of this life or the pleasures of the world distract them from the truth—especially, the truth that the Son of Man would return, in judgment. They were to be always prepared for his return. They could be fully prepared by praying that God would help them persevere in faith until Christ’s return.


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Are You Ready for His Return?

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 21. In our text today we see a poor woman giving all and tells about the future and His Second Coming telling us to be watchful. In making application we see that the Lord will come again so He instructs us to work, watch, and pray. Today we see all the prophecies have been fulfilled and the Lord could come back at any moment. How about you? Are you ready for the Lord's Return? Let us learn from our text today and the Word's of Jesus who instructs us that He is Coming Again which should motivate us to live for Him as we work, watch, and pray.   


Luke 21

Luke 21

 1And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

 2And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

 3And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

 4For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

 5And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

 6As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

 7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

 8And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

 9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

 10Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

 11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

 12But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

 13And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

 14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

 16And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

 17And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

 18But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

 19In your patience possess ye your souls.

 20And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

 21Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

 22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

 23But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

 25And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

 26Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

 29And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;

 30When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.

 31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

 32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

 33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

 37And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

 38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.