Jesus at a Pharisee’s House

Here is another miracle that was 1) performed on the Sabbath and 2) for someone who didn’t apparently ask (not that he wasn’t thankful), repent or confess Jesus as Lord. To add to the interest of this particular interaction, this was in front of a prominent Pharisee and his compatriots who “remained silent” and “had nothing to say!”

Jesus explains to the guests that are gathering and clamoring to sit closest to the Pharisee of Honor that this behavior is unnecessary and even humiliating. And to the host, the one I call the Pharisee of Honor, Jesus tells him not to invite those who can return the favor, but rather

invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.

Packed with lessons in these few verses, Luke gives us a lot to consider!

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