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Luke 12:41 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

These words may be applied these two ways: First, to all the faithful servants of God in general; and then the note is this, that for a Christian to spend and end his days in the service of Christ, and doing his will, gives good assurance of a happy and blessed condition: Blessed is that servant.

Secondly, these words may be applied to the ministers of the gospel in special; and then observe,

1. The character and duty of a gospel minister; he is the steward of Christ's household, to give them their meat in due season.

2. A double qualification requisite in such stewards: namely, prudence and faithfulness. Who then is that faithful and wise steward?

Observe, 3. The reward insured to such stewards, with whom are found these qualifications: Blessed is that servant.

Learn hence,

1. That the ministers of the gospel are in a spiritual sense stewards of Christ's household.

2. That faithfulness and prudence are the indispensable qualifications of Christ's stewards.

3. That where these qualifications are found, Christ will graciously and abundantly reward them. Our faithfulness must respect God, ourselves, and our flock; and includes integrity of heart, purity of intention, industry of endeavor, and impartiality in all our administrations. Our prudence must appear in the choice of suitable subjects, in the choice of fit language, in exciting our own affections in order to the moving of our people's. Ministerial prudence also must teach us, by the strictness and gravity of our deportment, to maintain our authority, and to keep up our esteem in the consciences of our people: it will also assist us to bear reproach, and direct us to give reproof: he that is silent cannot be innocent: reprove we must, or we cannot be faithful; but prudently, or we cannot be successful.

Consult other comments:

Luke 12:41 - The Greek Testament

Luke 12:41 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 12:41 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 12:41 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 12:41 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 12:41 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 12:41 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:41 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:41 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 12:41 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 12:41 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 12:41 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 12:41 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 12:41 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 12:41 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 12:41 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Luke 12:41 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 12:41 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 12:41 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 12:41 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 12:41 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 12:41 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 12:41 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 12:41 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 12:41 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 12:41 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 12:41 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 12:41 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 12:41 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 12:41 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament