A mini study on a warning from Jesus

Luke 16:19–31

A rich man with a wall and a gate rejected the cries of a poor and hurting man asking for minimal help.

Dogs showed more compassion than the rich and secure guy.

The poor guy died and was welcomed by the blessings guy, Abraham.

The rich guy was not welcomed and suffered curses.

The formerly rich guy demanded that the poor guy help him now.

The blessings guy told the formerly rich guy you set your lasting fate.

The formerly rich guy then begged for help warning people he did care about.

The blessings guys said people could read and learn if they were teachable.

The formerly rich guy wanted extra help getting the message across to people he did care about.

The blessing guy said that people who harden their hearts against the tons of stuff in the Hebrew scriptures would not even care what the risen lord says.

The Blessings Guy

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt.

All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” — Genesis 12:1–3

Jesus constantly warned about the rich making excuses not to help the poor:

  • I would list these, but I am writing to people with well marked Holy Bibles who can reread for themselves, if they really want to.
  • Who knows, maybe the chasm is not set yet?