Doctor’s Orders (Part 15)

Luke 18:18-23StudyLet’s read that last verse to see how the young man reacted.Luke writes,“After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich” (Luke 18:23, HCSB).The ruler had come to Jesus for advice. Jesus had given him the best advice, tailor made for his real problem, his real affliction. The young man … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 15)

Doctor’s Orders (Part 10)

Luke 18:18-23StudyJesus, the Great Physician, knew the exact course of treatment for the man’s problem. He reminded the young man of the commandments. The young man affirmed that he knew the commandments. In fact, the young had probably studied the Scriptures since his early years.The collection of sayings from the Jewish rabbis, called the Mishnah, … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 10)

Doctor’s Orders (Part 6)

Luke 18:18-23StudyThe ruler asks a question,o “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18b, HCSB).This question has a sincerity to it. But we don’t know the circumstances which prompted it. We all know that, during times of personal crisis, that people are open to discussions of spiritual matters. The Holy Spirit … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 6)

Doctor’s Orders (Part 4)

Luke 18:18-23IntroductionWe are all familiar with this account. The person who started the conversation is called the Rich Young Ruler. All three of the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, record this dialogue.Let’s begin with that very first verse in the passage from Luke.“A ruler asked Him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 4)