The Law and the Kingdom of God

Luke 16

14 t The Pharisees, who were u lovers of money, heard all these things, and they v ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, "You are those who w justify yourselves before men, but x God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men y is an abomination in the sight of God.

16 z "The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then a the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and b everyone forces his way into it. 1 17 But c it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

  1. Cross References
    Luke 11:39
    And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
    Luke 20:47
    Who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.
  2. Cross References
    2 Timothy 3:2
    For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.
    1 Timothy 6:10
    For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
  3. Cross References
    Luke 23:35
    And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!
  4. Cross References
    Luke 10:29
    But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?
  5. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
    1 Chronicles 28:9
    And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
    Proverbs 21:2
    Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 16:5
    Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord ; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 11:12 - 13
    From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
  8. Cross References
    Luke 4:43
    But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 15:1
    Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 5:18
    For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
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