"And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying 'This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.'"
- Luke 22:19
Not only is this the very first biblical commentary I have ever completely read and "worked" through, but it has set the bar high for any other commentaries I pick up.
A big reason why I enjoyed this study of Luke is due to how passages of Scripture are broken up into digestible parts. This is not your average commentary.
Most commentaries are broken out on a Scripture-by-Scripture basis, whereas Card's commentary is passage-based. This structure allows readers to look at passages as part of a larger story.
Several themes stand out:
- Jesus was just a human as you and I
- Jesus was drawn, like a magnet, to those in need, especially the poor, overlooked, and marginalized
- Jesus served with heart-moving, action-taking compassion during His earthly ministry
- Jesus, the most powerful man living at the time, served unselfishly
- Jesus made what was impossible, possible
- Jesus fulfilled all Old Testament prophecy concerning Him
- Those who should've grasped who Jesus was on earth didn't, and those who shouldn't have caught the revelation of who He was did
More posts about this exciting and enlightening commentary are on the way. It enriched my walk with the Christ and my understanding of His Word and Who He is and these are revelations that I am looking forward to sharing with you.
My Bible and Luke: The Gospel of Amazement. I spent many mornings and afternoons reading, writing, studying, and praying with these tools, along with my notebook (not pictured).