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(1) The Church is of necessity subject to offences, but the Lord will not suffer them unpunished, if any of the least be offended.
(2) Our reprehensions must be just and proceed from love and charity.
(3) God will never be utterly lacking to the godly (although he may not be as thorough with them as they wish) even in those difficulties which cannot be overcome by man's reason.
(a) If you had no more faith, but the quantity of the grain of mustard seed.
(4) Seeing that God may rightfully claim for himself both us and all that is ours, he cannot be indebted to us for anything, although we labour mightily until we die.
(5) No matter how perfectly we may keep the law, it deserves no reward.
(6) Christ does good even to those who will be unthankful, but the benefits of God to salvation only profit those who are thankful.
(7) The kingdom of God is not discerned by many although it is most present before their eyes, because they foolishly persuade themselves that it is to come with outward pomp.
(b) With any outward pomp and show of majesty to be known by: for there were still many plain and evident tokens by which men might have understood that Christ was the Messiah, whose kingdom had been so long looked for: but he speaks in this place of those signs which the Pharisees dreamed of, who looked for an earthly Messianic kingdom.
(c) You look around for the Messiah as though he were absent, but he is amongst you in the midst of you.
(8) We often neglect those things when they are present which we afterward desire when they are gone, but in vain.
(d) The time will come when you will seek for the Son of Man with great sorrow of heart, and will not find him.
(9) Christ forewarns us that false Christs will come, and that his glory will suddenly be spread far and wide through the world after the shame of the cross is put out and extinguished.
(10) The world will be taken by surprise with the sudden judgment of God, and therefore the faithful ought to continually watch.
(11) We must pay careful attention that neither distrust nor the enticements of this world, nor any consideration of friendship hinder us in the least way.
(e) That is, will save it, as Matthew expounds it: for the life that is spoken of here is everlasting salvation.
(12) The only way to continue is to cleave to Christ.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Luke 17". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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