Wednesday Night Bible
EVENTS PREVIOUS TO JESUS' TEACHING
ON THE MOUNT
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee,
teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease
among the people.
24 And his fame went throughout all
Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken
with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed
with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.
25 And there followed him great
multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from
Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
BEGIN CONSTITUTION WITH BLESSING OF
5 And seeing the multitudes, he went up
into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples [The
twelve, or more?] came unto him:
2 And he opened his mouth, and taught
3 Blessed are the poor in
spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY ON WHO IS
1 Cor 1:17-31
17 For Christ sent me not to baptize,
but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the
cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to
them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it
is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy
the wisdom of the wise [skilled],
and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent
SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY ON “WISE AND
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities
wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto
thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had
been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in
sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art
exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty
works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would
have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be
more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for
25 At that time Jesus answered and
said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou
hast hid these things from the wise [skilled]
and prudent [intelligent],
and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed
good in thy sight.
CONTINUE SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY ON
“WHO IS CALLED” AND, THEREFORE, “BLESSED”
1 Cor 1:20-31
20 Where is the wise? where is the
scribe? where is the disputer [sophist; intellectual] of this
world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God
the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the
foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign,
and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto
the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom
25 Because the foolishness of God is
wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling,
brethren, how that not many
wise men after the flesh, not many mighty,
not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the
weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and
things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are
not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in
BLESSING OF THE CALLED
30 But of him are ye in Christ
Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He
that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
HOW many of the Gospel
writers were wise and prudent, mighty and noble in the worldly sense?
Maybe Paul and Luke? Were all the writers “Poor in spirit?” Was theirs the Kingdom of God?