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Verses of Luke 15

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Luke 15:3 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

In this parable Christ compares sinners to sheep going astray, and God the Father to a tender and careful shepherd seeking his stray sheep; wherein he secretly taxes the Pharisees for their uncharitableness in censuring him for conversing with publicans and sinners, and for their envy at the recovery of such sinners by repentance; assuring them, that they are far from the temper of the holy angels, who rejoice more at the news of one notorious sinner's conversion, than for many righteous persons who went not astray; like as a father is touched with a more sensible joy for the recovery of one son who was dangerously sick, than for the health of all the rest who were in no such danger.

From the whole note,

1. That the creature's aberration may serve for our instruction; the sheep's straying away from us, should put us in mind of our wandering away from God.

2. That Christ the Great Sheperd of his church, with vigilance and care, seeks up and finds out his lost sheep, and will never give over his search until he has found them.

3. That the recovery of one lost sinner by repentance, is matter of exceeding joy and rejoicing to Christ the Great Shepherd, and to all the blessed company of heaven: There is joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, or changes the whole course of his life, more than over ninety and nine just persons that need no such repentance. The opening of a sinner's heart to Christ, makes joy in heaven, and occasions triumph in the city of our God above; as when a young prince is born, all the kingdom rejoices, and the conduits run wine; so when a soul is born to Christ under the gospel, oh what mighty satisfaction is it to the heart of Christ, and to all the angels and saints, that another soul is espoused to him. "Oh sinner, Christ never rejoiced over thee before; thou has grieved him, and wounded him a thousand times, but he never rejoiced in thee until now." And if there be such joy in heaven at the conversion of a sinner, Lord, what rejoicing must there be at the glorification of saints.

Verses of Luke 15

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Consult other comments:

Luke 15:3 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Luke 15:3 - The Greek Testament

Luke 15:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 15:3 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 15:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 15:3 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Luke 15:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 15:3 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:3 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 15:3 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 15:3 - McGarvey and Pendleton Commentaries (New Testament)

Luke 15:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 15:3 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 15:3 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 15:3 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 15:3 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:3 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:3 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 15:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 15:3 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 15:3 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 15:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 15:3 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 15:3 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 15:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 15:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 15:3 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 15:3 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament