Bibles

Luke 12:37 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here our Saviour makes use of several arguments to enforce the duty of watchfulness upon his disciples; the first is drawn from the transcendent reward which Christ will bestow upon his watchful servants: He will gird himself, make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them; a very high metaphorical expression: as if a master should be so transported with the diligence and faithfulness of his servant, as to vouchsafe not only to let him sit down to meat in his presence, but to take the napkin upon his arm, and wait upon him himself at his table.

Lord, how poor and how inconsider-able is that service, which the best of us do for thee! And yet thou speaks of it as if thou were beholden to us for it. Thou does not only administer to us a supper, but thou ministers and waits upon us at supper: He will gird himself, and serve them.

The second argument to excite to watchfulness is drawn from the benefit which we have received by watching in this life; then let the Lord come when he will, whether in the second or third watch, they shall be found ready, and in a blessed condition, who are found diligent in his service, and waiting for his appearance.

Note here,

1. The Son of man will certainly come at one hour or other.

2. At what hour the Son of man will come cannot be certainly known.

3. That there is no hour wherein we can promise ourselves that the Son of man will not come.

4. Very joyful will the coming of the Son of man be, if we be found upon our watch, and ready for his coming: Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Consult other comments:

Luke 12:37 - The Greek Testament

Luke 12:37 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 12:37 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 12:37 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 12:37 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 12:37 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 12:37 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 12:37 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 12:37 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:37 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:37 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 12:37 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 12:37 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 12:37 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 12:37 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 12:37 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 12:37 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Luke 12:37 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Luke 12:37 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 12:37 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 12:37 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 12:37 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 12:37 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 12:37 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:37 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 12:37 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 12:37 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 12:37 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament