Blessings and Woes (Luke 6:20-26)

Blessings and Woes Luke 6:20-26

Luke 6:20-26

I. The poor and the rich

    A. “Poor in spirit” = contrition and humility (Luke 6:20; Matthew 5:3)
    B. “Rich” trust in wealth and self (Luke 6:24; Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 10:23-25; 1 Timothy 6:9-10; Luke 18:9-14; Revelation 3:17-18)

II. The hungry and the full

    A. “Hunger…for righteousness” (Luke 6:21a; Matthew 5:6)
    B. “The full,” in thinking he knows it all, shows how little he knows

III. The weeping and laughing

    A. Godly sorrow produces repentance (Luke 6:21b; 2 Cor. 7:8-11)
    B. Don’t “laugh it off” (Luke 6:25b; James 4:9; Philippians 4:4; Romans 12:12; 1 Corinthians 13:6; James 1:2)

IV. The persecuted and the praised

    A. Threats from the religious (Luke 6:22-23; Acts 4:18-21; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 3:13-17)
    B. The approval of men (Luke 6:26; 2 Timothy 4:3-4)

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