Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 6 of 24 (49 verses.)

Luke 6Wrench

Yahshua Picks & Eats Grain On The Sabbath
1 Freedom [Time passes, ๐Ÿ˜‡.] One Sabbath day, Yahshua walks through someone's grain fields. Yahshua's disciples pluck the [heads of grain]. They rub the kernels in their hands. They eat.
Or โ€˜ears of corn.โ€™
2 Rest Some [hypocritical spying] Pharisees [scream] at [Yahshua and his disciples], โ€œWhy do you commit unlawful acts?! [You're working! You're harvesting grain] on the Sabbath!โ€
3 Freedom Yahshua answers the [religionites], โ€œHave you never read [in the Scriptures] what [king] David did when he and his [exiled] companions got hungry?
4 Freedom *โ€”David {Love} walks into the Sanctuary of [YHVH] the Eloah. Then [David] grabs and eats the holy bread, which [by the letter of the law] only priests are allowed to eat. [David] even gives some bread to [his men]!
5 Rest *โ€”[I], the [ultimate] โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™, [am] Sovereign over the Sabbath, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
The Messiah is no slave to the Sabbath; he's in charge. The Sabbath is not about rules, it's about rest.
Yahshua Heals A Man's Hand On The Sabbath
6 Handicap/Deformity Another Sabbath, Yahshua enters the synagogue. So he teaches [the crowd]. [Sitting there is] a man with a shriveled right hand, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
7 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *The legal-experts and [fake preacher] Pharisees spy on Yahshua to see whether he'll heal on the Sabbath day. (They scrounge for some [legal] accusation [to throw] against him.)
8 Faith-Healing Yahshua reads the religionistsโ€™ minds. He says to the man with the withered hand, โ€œGet up. Stand up here in the middle [of the congregation where everyone can see you].โ€ So, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the man gets up. He stands [in the center of the group].
9 Rest *Then Yahshua challenges the religionists: โ€œI ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? โ€”To save life, or to destroy it?โ€
10 Faith-Healing *[The hypocrites stand dumbfounded, unable to answer Yahshua's razor-sharp logic.] So Yahshua looks around at everyone. He says to the man, โ€œStretch out your [withered] hand.โ€ The man does so, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Immediately YAH] restores the [man's] hand: healed, perfect, just like his other hand!
11 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *The religionists [boil over] with madness, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [They cease fire on each other] to conspire together to find [a way to destroy] Yahshua, [their common enemy].
Yahshua Chooses His 12 Ambassadors
12 Solitude *A short time [passes, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. Yahshua climbs a [remote] mountain. He spends the whole night praying to [YHVH] the Eloah.
Can you stay up all night praying alone? Can you even pray for 30 minutes without falling asleep?
13 Authority *At daybreak, Yahshua calls his disciples. [He] chooses 12 [men] whom he designates โ€œapostlesโ€ [emissaries]:
14 Authority
  1. Simon {Listener} (whom Yahshua re-names Peter {Rock}), & his brother Andrew {Manly},
  2. James {Heel-Grabber} & JAHn,
  3. Philip {Horse-Lover} & Bartholomew {Son-Of-The-Ridge},
    True believers go out in pairs, for companionship and accountability.
  4. MattithYahu {Yah's-Gift} & Thomas {Twin},
  5. James {Heel-Grabber} (son of Alphaeus {Change}) & Simon {Listener} (the โ€˜Zealotโ€™);
  6. โ€”lastly Judah (the brother of James {Heel-Grabber}) & [the bad] Judas, (the traitor) from Keriot.

There was a good Judah and a bad Judah. They symbolize the righteous people of YAH vs. the Synagogue of Satan who falsely claim to be Jews.
Yahshua Heals Crowds Below The Mountain
17 Fame Yahshua & his apostles trek down [the mountain, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. They stand on a level [ledge]. Around them throng a large number of Yahshua's [other] disciples. Surrounding the [disciples] flock large crowds from all over Judaea (including Jerusalem) and from the [pagan] coast cities around Tyre {Rock-Port} & Sidon {Fish-City}.
18 Faith-Healing *The crowds [flock] to hear Yahshua. [They beg] him to heal their diseases. They [ask] him to cast out the vexing evil spirits [inside of them]. [So] Yahshua heals them, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
19 Faith-Healing *The whole crowd [trips over each other, desperate] to touch Yahshua, because energy keeps surging out from him, healing everyone, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
YAH Blesses His Voluntary Poor Disciples
20 Forsaking All *Yahshua raises up his eyes to his disciples. He says, โ€œ[YAH] blesses you poor [disciples who've given up everything to come follow me in voluntary ostracism and poverty]. The Kingdom [dominion] of [YHVH] the Eloah belongs to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Not just any poor people own the Kingdom of heaven. Yahshua's poor followers have a place in the Kingdom. Merely failing to get and keep money doesn't buy you any heavenly reward. Heaven-bound people choose poverty (when luxury is at their command). Saints sacrifice everything to help others and to become humble and flexible tools in the Creator's hand.
21 Perseverance *[YAH] blesses you [people] who now hunger, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Soon YAH] fills you. [YAH] blesses you who now weep. [Soon] you laugh.
Dance & Jump For Joy When People Hate You
22 Rejection *[YAH] blesses you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, when humans hate you, and when they separate you from their company, and insult [& slander] you, and blackball [curse] your name as evil, because you (obey only) [me,] the [ultimate] โ€˜Son of Adam.โ€™
Be happy when you're blacklisted.
23 Tribulation/Purification/testing *Every day [when men hurt you,] rejoice, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Dance! Leap for joy! See! [Every pain you endure for me on earth piles more] treasure on your vast reward in heaven. [Today's world] hates my followers, the same way its ancestors hated and tortured [YAH's] prophets. [But like the ancient prophets, you too eventually forget all your worldly troubles, ๐Ÿ˜‡. You live on to enjoy an eternity of bliss and power.]
Blessings On The Poor, Curses On The Rich
24 Greed *But how terrible [the punishment falls] on you [people] who are now rich. You've had your easy life, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
25 Selfishness *Woe to you [gluttons] who [enjoy] full [bellies]! For you soon hunger. Woe to you [jokers] who now laugh! For soon you mourn and weep.
If you are truly following Yahshua, you will be involved in hard work in difficult circumstances. Your belly will growl. This is not the time to entertain and wine & dine yourself. It's time to work to help other [people] get to heaven.
26 Political Evil *Woe [comes] to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, when all men speak well of you! For their ancestors spoke well of the false prophets.
Love Your Enemies; Do Good To Your Haters
27 Loving Enemies *So I say to you who hear: โ€˜Love your enemies, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Do good to [people] who hate you.
28 Loving Enemies *Bless everyone who curses you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Pray for everyone who despitefully uses, [mistreats, abuses] you.
29 Nonresistance * ๐Ÿ˜‡, if someone hits you on 1 cheek [even with a stick], turn your other cheek toward him. [Passively offer to let him pound you again and again.] If someone takes your coat, ๐Ÿ˜‡, don't stop him from also taking your shirt.
Don't believe the lie that you only need peacefully respond if your attacker slaps you once with their hand. The word โ€˜hitโ€™ signifies any form of repeated beating, definitely including being hit with weapons and being wounded: #5180 tupto: to thump, beat, smite, strike, wound, i.e. cudgel or pummel (properly, with a STICK or bastinado), but in any case by REPEATED blows; thus differing from #3817 and #3960, which denote a (usually single) blow with the hand or any instrument, or #4141 with the fist (or a hammer), or #4474 with the palm; as well as from #5177, an accidental collision). The best general is the one who never fights.Sun Tzu, author of The Art Of War
30 Generosity *Give [something] to every man who asks you for anything, ๐Ÿ˜‡. When anyone takes what's yours, don't ever ask for it back. [Loans = gifts.]
Never send any beggar (or requester) away empty-handed. Try to keep some peanuts in your pocket to give away, at least. At the very minimum give them a kind smile or a compliment. Give something. Not necessarily what the asker asked for. Use your brain. Don't buy crack for a crack-whore. Don't be an addiction-enabler. Jesus is not encouraging co-dependence. Jesus is also not telling you to give food to lazy people who refuse to work, even if the โ€˜governmentโ€™ pays your church to do so. Nor is Jesus telling you to recklessly give away tools which you use for Kingdom work.
Do To Others What You Want Them To Do To You
31 Compassion *Do to other [people] what you want them to do to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Treat other people as you would like them to treat you.]
Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! See this โ€˜Do Unto Othersโ€™ Song.
32 Loving Enemies * ๐Ÿ˜‡, are you [really so deluded as to think that you] score credits [with your Creator] when you [merely] love [people] who love you? [NO!] Even sinners [destined to burn in the trash fire of the universe] love people who love them.
You really think that loving your children, parents and spouse gets you any brownie points with God? Ha! Even Adolf Hitler loved his own loved ones! Jesus didn't say โ€˜Go and raise families.โ€™ Jesus said, โ€˜Go and make disciples.โ€™
33 Loving Enemies *And if you [merely] do good to [people] who are good to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, [you get no thanks from your Creator]. Even sinners [scratch each other's backs].
Merely being what the world calls a โ€˜good personโ€™ gets you permanently DEAD. The bar for eternal life towers above the bar of success in family, church and business.
34 Generosity *And ๐Ÿ˜‡, if you lend to [borrowers] from whom you hope to receive [payback, don't expect your Creator to count your lending in your favor on Judgment Day]. Even sinners lend to sinners, [expecting the borrower to pay back the principal].
If you loan anything, it's an irrevocable gift. Never ask for even a penny of your principal in return. If you don't like that, you don't like Jesus, because Jesus and His commandments (His Word) are one and the same.
35 Generosity *Instead, ๐Ÿ˜‡, love your enemies. Do good [to them]. Lend [to your haters,] without any hope of payback. THEN your reward spirals [to the sky]. You'll become [a] spirit-child of [YHVH] the Highest [Ha'Elyon]. For [YHVH] is kind to ungrateful and evil [beings].
When you do mission work to help the world's poor people, you hit a wall. You realize that the โ€˜3rd-worldโ€™ people are only pretending to care about the Gospel. They are in fact โ€˜evil and ungratefulโ€™ people. They waste the gifts you sold your house to buy. They carelessly trash your hard-earned gifts. Then they come back and demand more! When you love those ruinous, rude people, you're getting closer to being a true child of YAH.
36 Compassion *So you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, be merciful, like [YHVH] your Father is merciful.
37 Forgiveness *Avoid judging [people], ๐Ÿ˜‡. Thus you escape judgment. Never condemn. Thus you avoid condemnation. Forgive, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then [YAH] forgives you.
If you refuse to find others guilty, then YAH refuses to find you guilty. Stop criticizing others. Judgment is a boomerang. The harder you throw criticism at others, the harder criticism flies back and hits you in the head. See song: Boomerang.
38 Generosity *Give, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then [YAH] pays you back in full measure, packed down, shaken together, overflowing. [Even] men will [boomerang what you paid] right [back] into your lap. For with the same measure you pay out, [large or small, YAH] eventually counts [repayment] back to you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
Blind Leaders Can't Lead Blind People
39 Spiritual Blindness *Then Yahshua speaks a visual allegory to [his disciples who stand surrounded by a huge crowd]: โ€œ ๐Ÿ˜‡, can a blind [man] lead a blind [man]? Wonโ€™t they both fall into the ditch?
40 Guidance *The disciple is not above his master, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Rather, each disciple, when fully trained, [aspires to] be like his master.
41 Hypocrisy *And ๐Ÿ˜‡, why do you focus on the speck [stuck] in your brother's eye, while [you] never notice the log in your own eye?
42 Hypocrisy * ๐Ÿ˜‡, how can you say to your brother, โ€˜Brother, let me pull that speck out of your eyeโ€™, when you yourself can't even see there's a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite! First yank out the plank from your own eye. Then you'll see clearly to tweeze the speck from your brother's eye.
Only Good Trees Bear Good Fruit
43 Bearing Fruit / Profitability *For a good [healthy] tree never brings forth corrupt [poison] fruit, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Nor does a corrupt [diseased] tree produce good [healthy] fruit.
See song: Fruit Of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23).
44 Bearing Fruit / Profitability *So [you can] recognize every tree by his fruit, ๐Ÿ˜‡. People never pick figs from thorn-bushes. No one [collects] grapes from briers.
45 Moral Purity / Childlikeness *Out of the good treasure of his heart, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a โ€˜goodโ€™ man brings out good [results, work, products, relationships, feelings, counsel]. But an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth disaster. For [every man's] mouth speaks what overflows from his heart.
The House On The Rock vs. Ruins On The Sand
46 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion * ๐Ÿ˜‡, why do you call me, โ€˜Lord! Sovereign!โ€™? You refuse to do what I command!
A lot of surprised โ€˜christiansโ€™ get dumped into the lake of fire. Calling Jesus โ€˜Lordโ€™ ain't gonna save you on Judgment day.
47 Obedience *I'll paint you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, a word-picture of a wise builder. [He] represents [you when you] come to me to hear my words and [consistently, actively] obey them:
48 Obedience *[ ๐Ÿ˜‡, my obedient disciple] resembles a man who [sensibly] builds a house. First he digs deep. Then he lays the foundation on a rock. [Soon life's] flood rises. The river bursts! [Water, wind, trees and boulders] bash the house! Yet the torrent can't shake it. For the house lies founded on a rock.
See song: He Is The Rock!.
49 Disobedience *But, ๐Ÿ˜‡, anyone who hears [my commands], yet fails to [actively, consistently] obey them, resembles a man who forgets to lay a foundation. Instead he builds a house right on topsoil. The flood-river bashes that house. Immediately the [structure] falls. [The disobeyer's home disintegrates into] in a disastrous, ruinous wreck.โ€
Spirituality is life-engineering. Scripture-study is life-architecture. Real Christianity is life-construction.