Wed, Oct 18, 2017

6 Woes

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Luke 11:37-54 

“Six Woes”

 

 

Luke 11:37–38 (ESV) — 37 While Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. 38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.

 

Leviticus 15:11 (ESV) — 11 Anyone whom the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening.

 

Jacob Neusner: “If you touch a reptile, you may not be dirty, but you are unclean. If you undergo ritual immersion, you may not be free from all dirt, but you are clean. A corpse can make you unclean, though it may not make you dirty. A rite of purification involving the sprinkling of water mixed with the ashes of a red heifer probably will not remove a great deal of dirt, but it will remove impurity.

 

Luke 11:39–41 (ESV) — 39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You fools! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.

 

Luke 11:36 (ESV) — 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”

 

TRUTH OF HUMANITY IS THAT THERE IS A GOD WHO NOT ONLY HAS CREATED YOU, BUT HE KNOWS YOU. INSIDE & OUT.

 

Luke 11:42–44 (ESV) — 42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces. 44 Woe to you! For you are like unmarked graves, and people walk over them without knowing it.”

 

WOE No.1: HYPOCRISY

 

WOE No.2: PRIDE

 

WOE No.3 DEAD MEN

 

Luke 11:45–52 (ESV) — 45 One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46 And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. 48 So you are witnesses and you consent to the deeds of your fathers, for they killed them, and you build their tombs. 49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’ 50 so that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation, 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. 52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”

 

Woe No.4 BURDENSOME

(Deuteronomy 23:12-14)

 

Woe No.5 DISHONORED THE MINISTRY OF THE PROPHET (v.47)

 

 

Woe No.6 HINDERING THE WORK OF GOD (v.52)

 

Luke 11:53–54 (ESV) — 53 As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard and to provoke him to speak about many things, 54 lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.