Friday, January 29, 2010

Can you called yourself as disciple of Jesus?

Luke 14:26 (King James Version)
26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:26 (New International Version)
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.

In Lk 14:26, how are Jesus' disciples supposed to "hate" their father, mother, wife, children, and brothers?
A: The context of both this passage and their culture, based on the Mosaic Law would interpret this to mean "love less". For example, in Deuteronomy 21:15, when it speaks of a man who loves one of his wives more than the other, the word here is "hate". Matthew 10:37 shows that Jesus' point is that we are not to love our parents more than we love God.
See Hard Sayings of the Bible p.475-476 and the Complete Book of Bible Answers p.56-57 for more info.

Q In Lk 14:26, how would Jesus' teaching about parents relate to the law?
A: Three points to consider in the answer.
1. Jesus' listeners were all familiar with the Mosaic Law concerning parents, and Jesus knew that.
2. Jesus' point was one of balance. Loving God is the first commandment, and loving others is the second, not the other way around.
3. If your love or loyalty to parents, children, or anyone else, is greater than your love and loyalty to God, your priorities need to change. It is possible for even good things to become idols.

Pls look at others translation

Luke 14:26 (New Living Translation)"If you want to be my follower you must love me more than[ a] your own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:26 (Contemporary English Version) You cannot be my disciple, unless you love me more than you love your father and mother, your wife and children, and your brothers and sisters. You cannot come with me unless you love me more than you love your own life.
Luke 14:26 (New Life Version) "If any man comes to Me and does not have much more love for Me than for his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be My follower.

Luke 14:26 (The Message) "Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters--yes, even one's own self!-can't be my disciple.

Can you called yourself as disciple of Jesus? Are you willing to carry the cross and follow Him? Are you willing to pay the price for His anointing?

It's all by His grace and strength. With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
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