(1) The law of the very sabbath ought not to hinder the offices of charity.
(a) Either one of the elders, whom they called the sanhedrin, or one of the chiefs of the synagogue: for all the Pharisees were not chief men of the synagogue (John 7:48); for this word Pharisee was the name of a sect, though it appears by viewing the whole history of the matter that the Pharisees had much authority.
(2) The reward of pride is dishonour, and the reward of true modesty is glory.
(3) Against those who spend their goods either for the glory of man or for hope of recompence, whereas Christian charity considers only the glory of God, and the profit of our neighbour.
(4) For the most part even those to whom God has revealed himself are so mad, that any help which they have received of God they willingly turn into obstructions and hindrances.
(b) On purpose, and a thing agreed upon before: for though they give different reasons why they cannot come, yet all of them agree in this, that they have their excuses so that they may not come to supper.
(c) Wide and broad areas.
(5) Even those affections which are in themselves worthy of praise and commendation must be controlled and kept in order, so that godliness may have the upper hand and have preeminence.
(d) If anything stands between God and him, as Theophylact says: and therefore these words are spoken in a comparative way, and not by themselves.
(6) The true followers of Christ must at once build and fight, and therefore be ready and prepared to endure all types of miseries.
(e) At home, and calculates all his costs before he begins the work.
(7) The disciples of Christ must be wise, both for themselves and for others: otherwise they become the most foolish of all.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Luke 14". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://pro.studylight.org/
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34