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One Continued Thought

Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:30 PM


Looking at Luke 14:25-25 in my personal copy of the Scofield King James Bible printed version of 1909 I assumed, until TODAY that is,
 that where Scofield made breaks in the scripture in his notes (look at the breaks below that have an * by them) were separate parables, it had NOTHING to do with the first thought that Jesus was speaking to his disciples about. Boy, was I wrong.


Here is how it is laid out...


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* Discipleship again tested.


25 ¶ And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If 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. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.


* Parable of the tower.


28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.


* Parable of the king going to war.


31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.


* Parable of the savourless salt.


34 ¶ Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


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Since I always looked at where the editors made the breaks in the passage, I never quite got what was going on in this portion of scripture.


What I hope you see here is that, though this passage is divided up by the Scofield board of editors, the passage before you is one CONTINUED thought. Please, allow me to show you what I mean. Look for the “>>> <<<”...


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Discipleship again tested.


25 ¶ And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If 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. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.


Parable of the tower.


28 For which of you, intending to build a tower >>>If you are “intending” on being a disciple<<<, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation>>>the “foundation” is Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 3:11)<<<, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. >>>You started out to be a disciple, but weren't "able to 'FINISH.'" Why?  You didn't "count the cost."<<<


Parable of the king going to war.


31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. >>>This has nothing to do with SALVATION, it has to do with DISCIPLESHIP. Have you sat down and counted the cost of following Jesus...?<<<


Parable of the savourless salt.


34 ¶ Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. >>>If a DISCIPLE has lost his saltiness, he is good for NOTHING<<<


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I hope that this has been helpful.


Pastor Bob

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