Understanding the Scriptures
|Trode (v. 1)||Trampled|
|Leaven (v. 1)||Yeast|
|Confess (v. 8)||Acknowledge|
|Magistrates (v. 11)||Rulers, leaders, or authorities|
|Covetousness (v. 15)||Greed|
|Bestow (vv. 17–18)||Place or store|
|Stature (v. 25)||Height|
|One cubit (v. 25)||About 18 inches or .5 meters|
|Toil (v. 27)||Work|
|Spin (v. 27)||Make yarn or thread for cloth|
|Arrayed (v. 27)||Dressed|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Luke 12.
Pick a Favorite
What’s in a Number?
Read Luke 12:15 and look for what Jesus warned against. Read verses 16–21 and answer the following questions:
How many times is the word I or my used to describe how the rich man felt about the things the Lord had blessed him with?
What does that show about his attitude?
How did the Savior’s parable help teach to “beware of covetousness”?
What can you learn about worldly treasures from this parable?
Finish the Sentence
Read Luke 12:35–48. Complete the following sentences with information you find there:
Be watchful and prepared for …
If we knew when, then we would …
When the master returns, the servants should be …
The master will return at a time when …
The master will punish those servants who …
Much is expected of …