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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible
Matthew 22

 

 

Verses 1-46

The first two parables contained the history of the Hebrew nation up to the slaying of the Son. This one is prophetic. It presents the sin of this people in the light of the day of grace. The King sends His messengers first "to call them that were bidden." "They would not come." A second appeal is made-the mission of the Holy Spirit through the apostles. Of this the people made light. Each went to the material interest of the moment, his farm, his merchandise. The only attention they paid to the messengers was to persecute and kill them. Then came the King's armies, and the city was destroyed. Within forty years of the crucifixion of Jesus this was literally fulfilled.

Then we have a new departure by the King's enemies in their methods of attack. They endeavored to entangle Him in- His talk. They propounded three questions:

1. A semi-political question.

2. A question involving a great doctrinal dispute.

3. A question touching morality.

In His replies Jesus manifested in a wonderful manner His perfect familiarity with all the relations of life here and hereafter, and revealed the ignorance and wickedness of His questioners:

1. Duty to Caesar exists, and is conditioned in responsibility to God.

2. The conditions of the spiritual world cannot be measured by material conditions.

3. Those are the greatest words of the law which include all the rest.

Then with one startling question, He revealed their ignorance of mysteries of their own writing and history.

 


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Matthew 22:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/matthew-22.html. 1857-84.

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