L U K E.
In this chapter, I. Christ teaches his disciples
to pray, and quickens and encourages them to be frequent, instant,
and importunate in prayer, ver.
1-13. II. He fully answers the blasphemous imputation of
the Pharisees, who charged him with casting out devils by virtue of
a compact and confederacy with Beelzebub, the prince of the devils,
and shows the absurdity and wickedness of it, ver. 14-26. III. He shows the honour of
obedient disciples to be greater than that of his own mother,
ver. 27, 28. IV. He
upbraids the men of that generation for their infidelity and
obstinacy, notwithstanding all the means of conviction offered to
them, ver. 29-36. V. He
severely reproves the Pharisees and consciences of those that
submitted to them, and their hating and persecuting those that
witnessed against their wickedness, ver. 37-54.