Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Luke 7:50 – Sovereignly Sent

Luke 7:50  And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

It might be a curious exercise to one day survey the people who came to Jesus and how many he called to specifically follow him. I think that we would find that very few were told to give all their goods away to the poor. When we read the verses where Jesus tells someone to do that: Matthew 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. It’s in the context of him trying to justify himself as righteous. And certainly the 12 disciples left everything (note it doesn’t say gave away all) to follow him, but later we see Jesus in Simon’s house and the houses of others, and even the disciples are back fishing after his death.

Most are sent back home, often to not tell anyone they were healed.

God is Sovereign though and each one he calls is unique but the norm is just to go and live in his grace and peace.

Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Luke 7:50 Gill

And he said to the woman,…. Notwithstanding the Pharisee’s censure, both of him and her:

thy faith hath saved thee; meaning either the object of her faith, himself, who was the author of eternal salvation to her; or that she, through faith in him, had received the blessings of salvation, pardon, righteousness, and life from him, and the joys and comfort of it; and had both a right unto, and a meetness for eternal glory and happiness:

go in peace; of conscience, and serenity of mind; let nothing disturb thee; not the remembrance of past sins, which are all forgiven, nor the suggestions of Satan, who may, at one time or another, present them to view; nor the troubles and afflictions of this present life; which are all in love; nor the reproaches and censures of men of a “pharisaic” spirit: go home to thy house, and about thy business, and cheerfully perform thy duty both to God and men; and when thou hast done thy generation work, thou shalt enter into eternal peace and jo

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