Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
December 10, 2020
Pastor Rick Kabrick
Commentary on the Gospel of Luke CH 20. A Detailed Look at the Gospel.
They didn’t know it, but it was this inspection that they were performing. Everything that was done and that Jesus did fulfilled Prophecy and fulfilled the rituals that were required to be done.
These people lived for their earthly authority.
7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from.
They were not going to say if they did know. They said we can’t tell you because any answer and we are in a tough situation.
These vine growers didn’t buy the vineyard, they did not make it. They were allowed to work it by a generous owner. Yet they turned against the owner, and one day would answer for their rebellion. Do you see the analogy?
ISA 5:4, “What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad?”
Most of the Prophets were rejected. Many were beaten and killed.
Isiah was sawed in half and that is alluded to in scripture. Amos was tortured and killed. Habakkuk was stoned to death. The Jews stoned Jeremiah. Joel and Zechariah were killed as well.
They hated the Romans but they needed the Romans and would do whatever it took to stay in power. Now Rome had one main concern regarding the Jews. An insurrection a rebellion, a riot.
These Jewish leaders had no love for the people, they put a yoke on the people that was from fear. They taught the people that if they didn’t do what they said, they would go to hell.
Remember technically speaking the Jewish leadership could not put anyone to death, they had to go through the Roman Government. They still did of course, Stephen would be stoned to death.
The Jews hated to pay this tax to Rome. There were all kinds of taxes including a poll tax of one denarius a year. So, the answer the people wanted to here was NO!
A denarius here was one day’s wage. This tax went into the treasury of the Emperor. So, it was much disputed and hated by the Jews. Many were waiting for HIM to use this to attack the Roman Government.
Later when the LORD Jesus Christ was on trial, there would be people who said that they heard HIM say don’t pay the tax, when it is clear HE said pay it.
Usually these groups had little to do with one another, but now they have a common enemy. The old saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. That is by the way twisted logic, but is sometimes true for awhile.
The Sadducees were the party of high priests, mostly from the wealthier elements of the population.
One of those disagreements concerned whether one should tell a bride on her wedding day that she is beautiful even if that was not the case.
Now this was considered serious because it was all about the inheritance the carrying on of the family name within the tribe. It was so important that this is what the LORD told Moses to write down.
But, the point is everyone knew this law so the Sadducees were going to use it to sort of mock the concept of resurrection, remember they didn’t believe in resurrection. So there hoping to trip the LORD up here. Again!
Charles Spurgeon said the he believed that this was one of the stories they were in the habit of telling in order to cast ridicule upon the resurrection of the saints.
36, for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
The reason is quite simple, marriage was provided for procreation…there will be no need for that in Heaven as we live forever of course.
In the glory of Heaven we will have a relationship with the very Glory of GOD. And that will be the most important and wonderful thing ever.
And let me say that if some of what Jesus spoke of here does not seem to include some of the pleasures of life we know on earth, it is only because HE has something far far greater for us, so no worries there don’t be concerned.
Peter quoted it on Pentecost, explaining how David prophesied the deity and ascension of Jesus (ACT 2:34-35).
Paul referred to it in 1C 15, Jesus the Messiah.
The author of Hebrews quotes it in HEB 1:13, referring to the superiority of Jesus the Messiah over any angel.
This is of course a Trinity verse well 2 members of the Trinity are mentioned.