About Rebuke – Luke 17

Jesus speaks in Luke 17 about the temptations to sin. In verses 1-4, he talks about this, and about forgiveness, and about rebuking one’s brother when he sins. This is another passage that underscores the misinterpretation and misapplication of the passages that say “judge not, lest ye be judged.”

English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating...

English: An etching by Jan Luyken illustrating Luke 16:19-21 in the Bowyer Bible, Bolton, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many people who know very little about the bible, know those passages very well. They are the “get out of jail free” cards for sin. “You can’t judge me!” We certainly cannot judge others. And we certainly cannot put ourselves above others. But we must be able to know when others are doing wrong — when they have gone against God’s word. If not, how can we rebuke our brother?


/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

Luke 17, Luke 18, Luke 19, Luke 20, Luke 21


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All of my comments in this blog are solely my responsibility. When reading any commentary, you should always refer first to the scripture, which is God’s unchanging and unfailing word.






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