July 20- Ch. 20

I just noticed that after the rich young ruler comes to Jesus at the end of chapter 19, he tells the disciples some who are first will be last and some last shall be first.  Then the beginning of chapter 20 is the parable of the vineyard workers, which he’s concludes with the same statement…the first shall be last and the last shall be first.  Think one of the things this shows is how sometimes chapter divisions are arbitrary.  It seems the end of chapter 19 and the beginning of chapter 20 should be together.

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One Response to July 20- Ch. 20

  1. Sharon Owen says:

    After John and James and their mother ask for privilege in the kingdom to come, Jesus expounds on who will be greatest. I had never previously especially noticed verses 26 and 27: “…whoever want to become great among you must be your SERVANT, and whoever wants to be FIRST must be your SLAVE. [emphasis added] A slave was not paid, they did the lowliest grunt work, while a servant (presumably a house servant) was paid and had indoor work, etc. In other words, the servant partially has his reward in this life and so does not have the greatest of the rewards in eternity. That made me once again think that I’m just fortunate to get in and not to expect much beyond that.

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