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Luke 16:13 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, a twofold master spoken of, God and the world. God is our Master by creation, preservation, and redemption; he has appointed us our work, and secured us our wages; the world is become our master by intrusion, usurpation, and a general estimation; too many esteeming it as their chief good, and delighting in it as their chief joy.

Observe, 2. That no man can serve these two masters, who are of contrary interests, and issue out contrary commands. When two masters are subordinate, and in their commands subservient to each other, the difficulty of serving both is not great; but where commands interfere, and interests clash, it is impossible: no man can serve God and the world, but he may serve God with the world; we may be served of riches, and yet serve God; but we cannot serve riches, but we must disserve God; we cannot serve God and the world both, and seek them as our chief good and ultimate end, because no man can divide his heart between God and the world.

Learn hence, that to love the world as our chief good, to seek it as our highest interest, and to serve it as our chief commander, cannot stand with the love and service which we bear and owe to God our Maker. The world's slaves, while such, can be none of God's freemen.

Consult other comments:

Luke 16:13 - The Greek Testament

Luke 16:13 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:13 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:13 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 16:13 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 16:13 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 16:13 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 16:13 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 16:13 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:13 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:13 - Discovering Christ In Selected Books of the Bible

Luke 16:13 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 16:13 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 16:13 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 16:13 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 16:13 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 16:13 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 16:13 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 16:13 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 16:13 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 16:13 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

Luke 16:13 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 16:13 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 16:13 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 16:13 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 16:13 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 16:13 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 16:13 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament