Luk 10 outline:
Luk 10:1-16, Jesus sent the seventy out two by two, to go before His face
Luk 10:17-20, Even the demons subject to the name of Jesus/ authority of the believer
Luk 10:21-24, The hidden mysteries of the kingdom revealed to (spiritual) babes
Luk 10:25-37, The parable of the good Samaritan
Luk 10:38-42, Mary and Martha/ the one thing that is needful
Luk 10 chiastic structures:
1a) Luk 10:1-7, The seventy appointed as laborers into the harvest;
1b) Luk 10:8-11, What city receives the disciples + what city does not receive the disciples;
1c) Luk 10:12, I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city;
central axis) Luk 10:13, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes;”
2c) Luk 10:14-15, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the Judgment than for you;
2b) Luk 10:16, He who hears you hears Me, He who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me;
2a) Luk 10:17, The seventy returned with joy, saying, Even the demons are subject to us in Your name.
1a) Luk 10:38-39, Jesus welcomed into Martha’s home/ Mary sat at Jesus’ feet + heard His word;
1b) Luk 10:40a, But Martha was distracted with much serving;
central axis) Luk 10:40b, And she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me;”
2b) Luk 10:41, Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things;”
2a) Luk 10:42, “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
There are more structures in Luke 10, but these are the ones I put in my notes this morning. What stood out to me:
Having an exalted religious or spiritual heritage is not as great as heartfelt repentance.
Power over demons is not as great in God’s eyes as having one’s name written in the Book of Life.
Being a king or a prophet is not as great as seeing or hearing the truth of the kingdom of God preached and demonstrated in power.
Being a priest or Levite (a great and knowledgeable religious leader) is not as great as a simple or outcast man who has compassion on others.
Perfect housekeeping and hostessing is not as great as the one necessary thing, which is drinking from the fountain of living water, and feeding from the bread of the word of God, who is Messiah Yeshua, the true Bread who has come down from heaven.
God is so wonderful!