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An interpretation of Luke 11:1-4
Religion and Theology
Pages 10 (2510 words)
An Interpretation of Luke 11:1-4 Introduction In the passage of Luke 11:1-4, the passages that come before this particular passage are unrelated - the exact passage that came before this passage was a passage regarding Martha and Mary. The preceding chapter, Chapter 10, was focused upon the 72 disciples, who are going to different towns, two by two, to spread the word of Christ, before Christ himself can come to these towns and spread his word.
In other words, since Mary had chosen to receive Christ's words and to listen to Him, as opposed to Martha, who did not listen to him, preferring to focus on service of, presumably food and drink, Mary was the one who was receiving the best part of his visit. This was the passage before the passage of Luke 11:1-4. While it is, in the strictest sense, unrelated to the previous passage, the previous passage gives context to this passage. Christ, in this passage, is teaching his disciples how to pray. It is then that he recites to them what is commonly known now as “The Lord's Prayer” - “Father, hallowed be thy name. They kingdom come!....” As noted above, this particular passage took place during the the time when the 72 disciples were spreading Christ's word throughout the land. The passage that comes after this goes on to state that if the disciples ask for something, they shall receive it. This would be true even if the disciples came upon a home that would refuse them entrance. Jesus is telling the disciples that, if they pray, they will receive what they are asking for. ...
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