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Verses of Luke 21

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Luke 21:34 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here our Lord cautions his disciples against such a distemper and indisposition of mind, as may render them unfit and unready for his coming and appearance; and to take heed of two dangerous sins, namely, voluptousness and earthly-mindedness, which above any other sins will indispose us for the duty of watchfulness. There is a three-fold reason why our Saviour forewarns us of these sins, with reference to the day of judgment;

1. Because there are certain prognostics of the day of judgment approaching; As it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be.

2. Because there are certain prognostics of the day of judgment approaching, they do not only foretell, but hasten the coming of Christ, to see the world drowned in voluptousness and earthly-mindedness, in security and sensuality, is not only a sign to foretell, but a sin that hastens judgment, and pulls down vengeance upon a wicked world.

3. Christ bids us beware of these sins with reference to the day of judgment, because these sins are derisoria judicia, they beget in men a profane spirit of scoffing and deriding at the notices of Christ's appearing to judgment. In the last days there shall come scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? 2Pe 3:3-4

Our Saviour having thus warned them of these sins, he next exhorts them to watchfulness; Watch ye, therefore, for as a snare that day will come upon you; that is, very suddenly, and very unexpectedly: a snare has a threefold property, to catch suddenly, to hold sure, to destroy certainly. Our Lord's coming to Jerusalem was very unexpected, and his coming to us by death and judgment will steal upon us if we are not watchful.

Watch ye then, for our Lord will come; at what hour he will come cannot certainly be known; there is no time in which we can promise or assure ourselves, that our Lord will not come; the time of our whole life is little enough to prepare for his coming. Our preparation for, will be no acceleration or hastening of, our Lord's coming. And oh, how dreadful will his coming be, if we be found off our watch, and altogether unready for his appearance: appear we must in judgment, but shall not be able to stand in the judgment; see Christ we shall as a judge, but not behold him as a redeemer.

Verses of Luke 21

34

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Luke 21:34 - The Greek Testament

Luke 21:34 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Luke 21:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 21:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 21:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 21:34 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 21:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 21:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 21:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 21:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 21:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 21:34 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 21:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 21:34 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 21:34 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 21:34 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Luke 21:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 21:34 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 21:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 21:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 21:34 - Ryle's Expository Thoughts on the Gospels

Luke 21:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 21:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 21:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 21:34 - You Can Understand the Bible: Study Guide Commentary Series by Bob Utley

Luke 21:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 21:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament