Bibles

Verses of Luke 15

25

Luke 15:25 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

By the murmuring of the elder son at the prodigal's returning to, and reception with, his father, some think the Jews in general are to be understood, whose peevishness to the Gentiles, and the repining at the offer of salvation made unto them by the gospel, is very evident from many places of scripture: others understand it of the scribes and Pharisees in particular, who presuming on their own righteousness, as if they had never transgressed God's commandments at any time, murmured at our Saviour for conversing with sinners, though it were in order to the bringing of them to repentance; which instead of being frowardly discontented at, they ought to have rejoiced at.

Learn hence, there is such an envious spirit in men, yea, even in the best of men, as inclined them to repine at such dispensations of divine grace and favor, as others receive, and they want.

Learn, 2. That to indulge such a spirit and temper in ourselves, argues great sin, and great folly: great sin in being dissatisfied with God's dispensations, and affronting his wisdom and justice; and great folly, in making another's good our grief; as if we had less, because another has more: The eldest son was angry, and would not go in: it follows, therefore came his father out and intreated him. This shows the meekness of God in dealing with us under, our frowardness; and the high satisfaction he takes in a sinner's conversion and returning to his duty.

Lastly, this points out unto us our duty to imitate God, and be followers of him as dear children. Does he rejoice at a sinner's return to this duty? So should we. It is the devil's temper to regret and envy the good and happiness of others: he gnashes his teeth, when the prey he thought himself sure of, is snatched out of his jaws. But to God, and all his holy angels, nothing is so agreeable as their repentance and conversion of a sinner from the error of his ways, and the saving of a soul from death; this is looked upon as a resurrection from the dead, and a ground of the greatest joy and rejoicing: It was meet that we should make merry and be glad, for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.

Whence note, that regeneration is the term from which all true pleasure commences. We never live a merry day until we begin to live unto God; when the prodigal son returned to his father, then, and not until then, they began to be merry.

Verses of Luke 15

25

Consult other comments:

Luke 15:25 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 15:25 - The Greek Testament

Luke 15:25 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 15:25 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 15:25 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 15:25 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 15:25 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 15:25 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 15:25 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 15:25 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 15:25 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:25 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:25 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 15:25 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Luke 15:25 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 15:25 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 15:25 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 15:25 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 15:25 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 15:25 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 15:25 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 15:25 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 15:25 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 15:25 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 15:25 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 15:25 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 15:25 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 15:25 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 15:25 - Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible

Luke 15:25 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:25 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 15:25 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 15:25 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 15:25 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 15:25 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament