Jesus gave the sermon on the mount to his disciples and followers. Here in Luke 6 Jesus heals the people and then turns to his disciples and teaches them. Do not judge. Do not condemn. Remove the beam from your own eye. It is important for us to look at ourselves and get our relationship right with God. Let Him be the judge of other people. Give. And as He says, give and it will be given to you. First, we are to get our own minds right.
Remove The Beam
Jesus begins by saying in Luke 6:37 “do not judge” his message is clear, what you do to others is what will be done to you. So instead of judging, condemning, casting a sentence on others, we should leave these things to God. And in Luke 6:38 he says “give, and it will be given you”. We can’t get better by judging and condemning others. We can get better by giving. And Jesus goes on step further in Luke 6:41-42 when he says “you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the beam of wood that is in your own eye”. There is an important principle here. The thing that irritates us most in other people may well be the one thing we need to deal with in ourselves. As he says in
Luke 6:42 (LEB) How are you able to say to your brother, “Brother, allow me to remove the speck that is in your eye,” while* you yourself do not see the beam of wood in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the beam of wood from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye!
Out of the Good Treasure of His Heart
Jesus not only makes the point that we, like trees, are known by our fruit, but connects this with what is in our hearts. This one phrase is widely quoted, from Luke 6:45 “out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks”. In our heart is what we believe, and that is what influences everything we think and then the words come out of our mouth. I like the way it is said in
Philippians 4:8 (LEB) Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are pleasing, whatever things are commendable, if there is any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these things.
In fact, you might read the whole section there, Philippians 4:4-9.
The One Who Hears My Words
Jesus makes a simple statement in Luke 6:47-49: Come to him, listen to his words, do them. It is so simple in concept, but in the world there are many voices. The voice of the world, the voice of our flesh, the voice of the devil, and the one that will never fail us, the voice of the Lord.
Luke 6:47–48 (LEB) “Everyone who comes to me and listens to my words and does them—I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when* a flood came, the river burst against that house and was not able to shake it, because it had been built well.
The Centurion’s Servant
Such Great Faith
Jews were not to go to Romans home
As You Have Believed
Your Son Will Live
Romans 8:18 the glory revealed in us
- Luke 6:37–42 Remove The Beam
- Luke 6:43–46 Out of the Good Treasure of His Heart
- Luke 6:47–49 The One Who Hears My Words
- Luke 6:37-49
- Luke 7:1-10
- Matthew 8:5-13
- John 4:46-54
The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ – The Gospels
This series follows the order of readings from the Tyndale One Year Chronological Bible. Covering these events chronologically as they happened, gives a much different context and helps us understand the move of God as He is introducing the Saviour, the Light of the world, Jesus Christ. This series begins with Return To Me And I Will Return To You at the end of Malachi and introduces the “Witnesses” writing the Gospels.
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National Day of Prayer
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