Luke 12: "Seek Ye the Kingdom of God"

New Testament: Student Study guide, (2003), 63–64


To follow the Savior we must leave behind the wickedness of the world. Because of the many distractions and temptations, this can be difficult. However, Jesus promises great blessings to those who follow Him. As you read Luke 12 look for what Jesus requires of His disciples and what promises He gives.

Understanding the Scriptures

Luke 12

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.

Activity A iconPick a Favorite

As you read Luke 12, pick out three verses that most impress you and then answer or do the following:

  1. 1.

    Why did you select each of the verses?

  2. 2.

    What do you think each of the verses is trying to teach?

  3. 3.

    Memorize one of the verses, and recite it to a family member, teacher, or friend.

Activity B iconWhat’s in a Number?

Read Luke 12:15 and look for what Jesus warned against. Read verses 16–21 and answer the following questions:

  1. 1.

    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?

  2. 2.

    What does that show about his attitude?

  3. 3.

    How did the Savior’s parable help teach to “beware of covetousness”?

  4. 4.

    What can you learn about worldly treasures from this parable?

Christ teaching in the temple

Activity C iconFinish the Sentence

Read Luke 12:35–48. Complete the following sentences with information you find there:

  1. 1.

    Be watchful and prepared for …

  2. 2.

    If we knew when, then we would …

  3. 3.

    When the master returns, the servants should be …

  4. 4.

    The master will return at a time when …

  5. 5.

    The master will punish those servants who …

  6. 6.

    Much is expected of …