Luke Chapter 18

Luke 18

1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

15And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,

30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

34And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

35And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

38And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

39And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

40And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,

41Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

18 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 18

  1. v1 ” that men ought always to pray and not to faint;”

    God always answers prayer. Keep on praying and believing .
    Be not weary in well doing you shall reap if you faint not.
    GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND FAITHFUL

    Prayer is so special to the heart of God, and it should be to us too.
    It is HIS WILL that we would be on your knees before His throne everyday.
    ” Give us this day our daily bread”

  2. We should be like the tax collector when coming to God, we should be humble so that when we leave the alter we know that we were forgiven of the sins that we confessed. Instead of like the Pharisee. Who thought he was great & didn’t know that his pride was a sin.

  3. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

    If we come before God with a humbled spirit , this is when He can use us. But if we come before Him with a bad attitude He will not be able to use you. So if you’re wondering why God isn’t using you, you might need to check your attitude.

  4. If I was rich and I knew I would have treasures in heaven if I sold all my stuff and give to the poor I would-JOSEANGELGARCIAJR

  5. It is wise for the people of God not to be prideful and look down their nose to others no matter what the situation. God honors humility.

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  7. v 28 “Then Peter said, lo, we have left all and followed Thee.” There is no indication whether Peter was “reminding “Christ what he had given up or perhaps “boasting” about what he had given up or was his statement one of sincere humilty. Whatever the context, the statement should give us pause to search our hearts and see if there is anything that we haven’t let go of in order to follow the Christ.

  8. 9And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

    16But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

    17Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein

    Help us Lord to not trust in the arm of the flesh-ourselves! But become as a little child…able to be taught, instructed with the Word, able to receive correction, humble -not proud of oursleves with the pride of life & trusting.

  9. 1Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. -MSG

    Constant prayer is a most it will keep us in right standings with God and help us in our relationship with others.

  10. Don’t you you faint,Saint!! Matt 7:7 Keep on asking Keep on seeking. Keep on Knocking!!! We won”t give up! Praise God!!!

  11. This chapter has a wealth of wisdom if we will read with not just our eyes. We must be as the publican and Be-Church to all that will listen and not as the Pharisee and only concerned with ourselves else we will be the losers. We (I) must pray as the publican for we (I am) are sinners unworthy of salvation, thank God for his blood that washes us clean. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. The persistance we find in the little lady who went before the judge on a daily basis was amazing. She knew that he was her only answer and she was not going to stop until she recevied results. If we could only continue in faith believing for things that we want God to do in the spirit and everyday approach His throne in the same manner, praising Him and thanking Him in adance the the answer, I believe we would see results in the same manner.

    Sometimes we give up way too early. The answers we are seeking are just passing thoughts, out of sight out of mind. Let’s keep consistent in praising and letting faith arise for the answers we desire.

  13. DO NOT GIVE UP!

    1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

    It is very possible that we complicate our FAITH in GOD. Praying is an act of FAITH and that means there is hope as long as we pray. Since there is hope why would anyone want to give up or quit on GOD?

    DO NOT grow weary in well doing; in due season we will reap if we do not faint!

    Don’t give up! Don’t ever give up!

    BE Church!

  14. 1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

    2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

    3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

    4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

    5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

    Our prayers should never cease but be constant.

  15. Verse 1 in the Message Version reads….”Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit.” What a prayer confirmation!

    The end of the chapter reminds me to have persistent and consistent faith in my Creator. Verses 41-42 read…”He said, “Master, I want to see again.” Jesus said, “Go ahead—see again! Your faith has saved and healed you!”

  16. 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

    We can truly do all things through Christ. We serve a possible God.

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