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Offline Primrose

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The overlooked person, in the bible and parables.
« on: September 07, 2021, 07:49:30 PM »
There will probably be some people who don't agree with this.  ::)

For I'm looking at the person in the parable/ bible that I feel is overlooked and can't help but feel empathetic for them.

 Probably, many would say there's no room for that in the Kingdom of God; and what I'm seeing is not really relevant to the points Jesus was making. In another angle these people would illustrate something else.  :angel:

It goes through my mind sometimes in prayerful thought, God you understand all but in my human sight you are not always understanding Of that situation and person.

 How many of us can relate to Martha. And  wouldn't it be nice to be in  Mary's position  and have all the time in the world , listening at the feet of Christ. Only we have responsibilities and someone has to do them. :D

Poor Martha and she wasn't helped in her domestic duties. For illustrated the priority .Luke 10:38-42

If we listen to God first, we could sometimes be prevented from labouring in vain. Yet we too have every day duties, and someone has to do them.
Martha does have a significant role in other parts of the bible like she said relating to Jesus resurrection.

Then the parable of the lost son. The older son seems to be taken for granted for always staying faithful, and not going astray.

There was no celebration for the older son being consistently faithful.

Only the point is that God has unconditional love, no matter how much His children go astray and others shouldn't be angry about that and understand the love and mercy of God.

On the other hand, those like the older son shouldn't be left out either. Only they may get that rewarded another time.Luke 15:11-32

Also in the parable of the Rich man and Lazarus.
Lazarus was overlooked but that reversed after he died, in the bosom of Abraham.

The Rich man didn't treat Lazarus very well.
Only the Rich man did at least consider his brothers, not wanting them to come to the place of torment.
Luke 16:19-31

Offline John

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Re: The overlooked person, in the bible and parables.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 10:19:00 AM »
Sometimes they are overlooked for a reason.

Look at the attitude of the older brother, he recented having to work for his father and in his own way was as contepuous of his father as the young son. It was a chore and he could not enjoy his work.

The rich man, yes he had a thought for his brothers, but it was still a selfish though. He was only interested in his family, there was no recognition of a need for a real change in attitude .
Look at how Ruth was treated by Boas. That was how God wanted the rich to act always towards the poor, generously.

Marther is difficult, there is the cultral need to be hospitable, the shame of not being able to feed guests.
I suspect that she got so caught up in fulfilling this that as Jesus said she could not see what was important..

Offline Primrose

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Re: The overlooked person, in the bible and parables.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 11:31:09 AM »
Good points John.


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