Disown means to “refuse to acknowledge as one’s own,” and “to deny the validity or authority of.”. (Learn more about 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, here.). There has to be a spiritual weapon or principle where I can place my feet in this battle against the will of my flesh, right? “Or at least our English translations of Luke are wrong, for the word ‘daily’ is not in some of the original manuscripts.” Adam Clarke may be right. I cannot just say, “I am not going to do (whatever it is).” Then, bam! And I am sure whose authority should take the place of our own: Christ’s Authority. Going after them, would mean I would be following after them. Lk 9:28 The transfiguration. (or Inspired Babbling) Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Luke 9:23-26 "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. The word take means to grasp or grip something. Join the Katie Kronicles online community and I’ll send encouragement straight to your inbox! I mean, “How do we take up our cross each day and what does that actually look like?”. Sermon Bible Commentary. So if we wish to come after the Lord, then we are wishing to be His followers. Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23 Bible Study and Commentary. You can begin by searching the Scriptures to see what the Word of God has to say about your particular issue. Each week I’ll send you biblical resources such as biblical prayers, bible studies, encouraging articles, and free printables! This is a question that I have struggled with greatly. … So, our flesh is unable to subject itself to Christ, when we have sown to it with our minds. All of a sudden I am done with it! Verses 1-6. So if we are following our Lord, then we are on our way to die as well. So, the question now becomes, “How do we practically take up our cross on a daily basis?”. Luke 9:23-25. However, we know that the cross we are to carry is not a physical one. (Luke 9:23) Why does Luke say “daily” when Matthew and Mark do not? I found an article titled “What Taking up Your Cross Might Look Like Today?”. The discourse on that theme is reproduced in much the same terms as in the parallel accounts. Christ came to pay for the sins of the world. The things of the Spirit are the things of God. Jesus presents the choice between clinging to our former lives or letting go and entrusting our new lives to His care. Now, to further develop the word deny, let’s also look up the definition of the word disown. However, He endured His cross for our sakes. What does Jesus mean when He says that you should take up your cross daily? So, in this spiritual crucifixion, our body of sin is being done away with, so we would no longer be slaves to sin. If we sow to the Spirit, we will reap from the Spirit. To “take up your cross” is something that has to take place in your thoughts. Commentary on Luke 9:43-50 (Read Luke 9:43-50) This prediction of Christ's sufferings was plain enough, but the disciples would not understand it, because it agreed not with their notions. I wouldn’t know. We might have some years of glorious living in a physical sense, but inevitably, the same event happens to us all. It was said by some that John had risen from the dead: The last time Luke wrote of John the Baptist, he was in prison and wondered if Jesus really was the Messiah (Luke 7:18-23). Now we learn that Herod executed John in prison, because John rebuked Herod about his sin with his brother’s wife (Matthew 14:1-12). So, if we are to take up our cross, and put our fleshly nature to death, subjecting it to the will and authority of God, then we must purposefully take our minds off the things of the flesh and set them on the things of the Spirit. Take up his cross daily.—The adverb is peculiar to St. Luke’s report, and at least reminds us of St. Paul’s “I die daily” (1Corinthians 15:31). God will have nothing else than total surrender. And so it must be, from the nature of mankind and the nature of Christ's service; for what is man's nature but sinful flesh, and what his service but a sharp corrective? “Luke is wrong,” says Adam Clarke. Following Christ Means Loving Him More than Yourself (9:23,24) And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. So we have learned from these two verses that the flesh sets its desires against the Spirit of God, and we’ve learned exactly what the deeds of the flesh look like in our everyday lives. God will have nothing else than total surrender. This is the crux of a life of discipleship to Jesus. Our cross is spiritual, crucifying our flesh, our will, and our own authority. - Then he called his twelve disciples together. Now then, what are these things of the Spirit in which we should set our minds? John Hannah's Outline. Scriptural Commentary (or Inspired Babbling) Tuesday, September 17, 2013. (Learn how to meditate on the Word, here). Let’s set our minds on the things of the Spirit, so we may reap from the Spirit and crucify our flesh! Well, the Word of God provides an answer for that also. October 30, 2020 March 9, 2020 by Katie Lashawn. Lk 9:23 proposes to all the pattern of his patience. The word must is defined as “it is necessary.”, The biblical definition of the word deny means to “disown totally.”. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? However, we know that we cannot deny these things in our own strength. So, when I think of “taking up a cross,” I think of Jesus right before His crucifixion, when He took up His own cross. Luke 9:23-26 "And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. See on Matthew 1:19; and Mark 8:34. Luke 9:23. ἔλεγε δὲ πρὸς πάντας: with this formula Lk. We have learned that if our minds are set on the things of the flesh, then our flesh is unable to subject itself to the will of God. Christ came to pay for the sins of the world. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. Pulpit Commentary. We also learn that this crucifixion is a daily process, as this verse outlines. Lk 9:57 Divers would follow him, but upon conditions. “And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (NASB). And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. “Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.’” Luke 9:23. Luke 9:23. The Word of God also outlines His will for our lives. The one who would be perfect would be he or she who takes total responsibility for their life and multiplies whatever talents or minas they have been given (Mt … I have found that the easiest and most effective way for me to set my mind on the things of the Spirit, is by meditating on the Scriptures as Joshua 1:8 outlines. Our bodies are our flesh. God desires for us to have success in spiritual matters. Luke 9:1. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (NASB).