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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Luke 7:31-35

Bible Questions Answered:
“To what people was Jesus talking to in Luke 7:31-34?...”
Lorain/ Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom

Bible Answer:
Bible Text:

Luke 7:31-35 KJV
31 And The Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son Of Man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

Luke 7:31-35 NLT
31 “To what can I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “How can I describe them?
32 They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, ‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t weep.’
33 For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’
34 The Son Of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’
35 But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it

Jesus was speaking to self-righteous Pharisees.

The lawyers and Pharisees of the day, rejected Jesus, saying....
Of John the baptist, because he abstained from most worldly things. (Luke 7:33)
For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.”

Of Jesus because, He took part with them, eating and drinking as they did. (Luke 7:34)
The Son Of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!”

The point here being, whatever God offered them, it wasn't good enough, they refused all invitations regardless of the messenger.

This is the “unpardonable sin, the profanation of God The Holy Spirit.

Question: How may a man be saved at sea, if he refuses, life saver after life saver, thrown to him? 
Answer: He will be lost, and by his own design.

Those who reject Christ, for any and all reasons, are cutting every thread of a life saving cord, cast out to rescue them. Can anything save them? No, for they refuse all efforts of salvation.

(True of those who have never received The Lord, and true of those who have, and are turned back.)

Hebrews 6:4-6 NLT
4 For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened—those who have
experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit,
5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come—
6 and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by
rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing Him to the cross once again and holding Him up to public shame.

Hebrew 10:26-31 NLT
26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of The Truth,
there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.
27 There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume His
28 For anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was put to death without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 Just think how much worse the punishment will be for those who have trampled on The Son Of God, and have treated The Blood Of The Covenant, which made us holy, as if it were common and unholy, and have insulted and disdained The Holy Spirit who brings God’s mercy to us.
30 For we know The One who said, “I will take revenge. I will pay them back.” He also said,
The Lord will judge His own people.”
31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of The Living God.

Mark 3:22,28-30 NLT
22 But the teachers of religious law who had arrived from Jerusalem said, “He’s possessed by Satan, the prince of demons. That’s where He gets The Power to cast out demons.”

28 “I tell you The Truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven,
29 but anyone who blasphemes The Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.”
30 He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.”

Want to read more of our Lord's comments to the Pharisees, read Matthew the 23rd chapter.