Luke 12:1-3 – On Guard

Today’s Readings:  Deut 29:1‐30:20, Luke 11:37‐12:7, Ps 78:1‐31, Prov 12:19‐20

Luke 12:1-3 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.


  • Immediate context: Thousands of people have gathered and are trampling one other to get to Jesus and he turns, first, to tell his disciples this…
  • Beware – be on guard against, look out for, your senses should be alert to this
  • Of the leaven – affects everything around it
  • Of the Pharisees – he defines it as hypocrisy – things that you cover up, hidden, have done in the dark or whispered.

Application:  We must live knowing that nothing in our lives will be kept secret.

Will you feel comfortable when your hidden life is revealed?


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