L U K E.
In this chapter we have, I. The cure which our
Lord Jesus wrought upon a man that had the dropsy, on the sabbath
day, and his justifying himself therein against those who were
offended at his doing it on that day, ver. 1-6. II. A lesson of humility gives to
those who were ambitious of the highest rooms, ver. 7-11. III. A lesson of charity to
those who feasted the rich, and did not feed the poor, ver. 12-14. IV. The success of the
gospel not foretold in the parable of the guests invited to a
feast, signifying the rejection of the Jews and all others that set
their hearts upon this world, and the entertainment of the Gentiles
and all others that come to be filled with Christ, ver. 15-24. V. The great law of
discipleship laid down, with a caution to all that will be Christ's
disciples to undertake it deliberately and with consideration, and
particularly to ministers, to retain their savour, ver. 25-35.