Bible Study Notes on Luke 22:54-71 – 20180903

WritingIIILuke 22:54  “…the high priest’s house…”
Not where He should have gone.  Shows it was nothing more than a political sham.  From Luke’s account, not sure which high priest he’s referring to.  We know from others that He was taken first to Annas then to Caiaphas.  Annas had been high priest and was the father-in-law of Caiaphas.

62  “So Peter went out and wept bitterly.”
One wonders why Peter had to go through that scenario.  Certainly it was something of his own making.  He chose to say what he did.  Perhaps it was needed to destroy his self pride.  As Jesus told him when He warned him about it, when you return strengthen your brothers.  He could strengthen them because he had felt the Lord’s forgiveness first hand.  He knew what it was like to mess up in the worst way and still be able to return to the Lord.  He had a natural drive and boldness.  God was able to turn that to His use.

65  “…many other things they blasphemously spoke…”
Wonder how many of those men later repented to follow Him?  Or did they all die to regret what they had done?  Jesus’s heart was open to them as much as anyone.  Outside the pain of what they were doing was that of knowing they would be lost forever if they didn’t turn.

66  “As soon as it was day…”
Finally doing things by the law.  They weren’t supposed to be having court at night.  Those that met at night in secret had no issue with it, their minds and hearts so twisted.  But they knew they couldn’t do what they wanted without the support of the others so now they make it look legitimate.

70  “…Are You then the Son of God?…You rightly say that I am.”
Claiming to be the Son of God was paramount to saying He was God.  Some have tried to say Jesus never said He was, but here is the evidence.  Not just a son of God, one created by Him.  But the Son of God, the One of His essence.  The One who came out of Him.  Why I like the word begotten in the KJV of John 3:16.  Jesus wasn’t the one and only son of God, He was the only begotten Son of God.  Makes Him God, part of the Trinity.

71  “…we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth”
Well, at least they got one thing right.  Too bad they wouldn’t believe it.  Guess they do now.  That’s bound to be part of the agony of Hell for those men.  To know they had the very Son of God standing before them, and instead of worshiping Him as they claimed they would do, they had Him killed.

I hope you enjoy reading and studying His word.  May it accomplish what He desires.  Please feel free to comment or post questions.  Thanks for reading!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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