Daily Nudge: Comment a phrase

Take one sentence in Jesus’ teaching of Luke 12:1-12, just one, and provide a comment on it. Your comment can be textual, exegetical, exposition, application, personal reflection — your choice.

Meanwhile, thousands of people had gathered. They were so crowded that they stepped on each other. Jesus spoke to his disciples and said, “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees. I’m talking about their hypocrisy. 2  Nothing has been covered that will not be exposed. Whatever is secret will be made known. 3  Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. Whatever you have whispered in private rooms will be shouted from the housetops. 4  “My friends, I can guarantee that you don’t need to be afraid of those who kill the body. After that they can’t do anything more. 5  I’ll show you the one you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the power to throw you into hell after killing you. I’m warning you to be afraid of him. 6  “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two cents? God doesn’t forget any of them. 7  Even every hair on your head has been counted. Don’t be afraid! You are worth more than many sparrows. 8  I can guarantee that the Son of Man will acknowledge in front of God’s angels every person who acknowledges him in front of others. 9  But God’s angels will be told that I don’t know those people who tell others that they don’t know me. 10  Everyone who says something against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But the person who dishonors the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. 11  “When you are put on trial in synagogues or in front of rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say. 12  At that time the Holy Spirit will teach you what you must say.” (God’s Word version)

This text comes from today’s reading which follows the New Testament yearly plan some of us are following.

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