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Luke 9:61 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Here we have another person that promised to follow Christ, but desired leave first to settle the affairs of his family, and take leave of his friends.

Our Saviour tells him if he would be one of his ministers, he must be like a ploughman, who looks forward, and not backward, or he will never make his furrows right, they will either be too deep or too narrow, he must mind his plough and nothing else.

Thus must they that are called to the work of the ministry, mind it wholly, attend to that alone; their whole time, their whole strength, must be devoted to it; the things of the world are things behind them, they must not look back upon them.

Nothing can justify a minister concerning himself with the encumbrances of worldly business, but only perfect necessity for the support of himself and family.

Again, ploughing work is hard work, a strong and steady hand is required for it; he that ploughs must keep on, and make no balks of the hardest ground he meets with: verily no difficulties must discourage either ministers or people in the way of their duty.

Consult other comments:

Luke 9:61 - The Greek Testament

Luke 9:61 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:61 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Luke 9:61 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Luke 9:61 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Luke 9:61 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Luke 9:61 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Luke 9:61 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Luke 9:61 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:61 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Luke 9:61 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Luke 9:61 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Luke 9:61 - Geneva Bible Notes

Luke 9:61 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Luke 9:61 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Luke 9:61 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

Luke 9:61 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Luke 9:61 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Luke 9:61 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Luke 9:61 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Luke 9:61 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Luke 9:61 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Luke 9:61 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Luke 9:61 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Luke 9:61 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 9:61 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Luke 9:61 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament