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Bible Commentaries

Charles Box's Commentaries on Selected Books of the Bible


- Luke

by Charles Box

Special Information About Jesus Luke One

Luke is the inspired writer of both Luke and Acts. He provided detailed information about Christ and His church to a man named Theophilus. Luke was a physician. ( Col_4:14 ) He was a co-worker with Paul. The person to whom these things were written was Theophilus. "Theophilus" means "lover of God." Luke's purpose in writing was clearly stated, "It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed." ( Luk_1:3-4 ) Luke could write with such certainty because he was an inspired eyewitness of the things he wrote. Luke points us to Jesus as the true Savior of all humanity. "Savior" is Luke's distinctive title for Jesus. Luke proves beyond doubt that the gospel is for all. He emphasizes the equality of women with men in God's kingdom. He often shows the relationship of the Samaritans with God and in His service. Luke shows us God’s love for both the rich and the poor. The gospel is for all! Luk_19:10 provides a one verse summary of the work of Jesus. "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." ( Luk_19:10 )