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What does Luke 6:38 mean?

Updated: Feb 2

what does luke 6:38 mean

What does Luke 6:38 mean?

Luke 6:38 means that you will reap what you sow, both here on Earth and in Heaven, but only with a sincere heart. You will be rewarded for the good things you do with your time, money, resources, actions, and the words you speak. The reward may or may not be on earth, but for sure in heaven.

Luke 6:38 Explained

In order to understand what Luke 6:38 means and if it's misinterpreted you have to look at what the general context of the writing is. Jesus just came from spending the night praying to God. In the morning He went to a high place and began speaking to a large crowd of His disciples. There was also a bunch of people from different cities that wanted to be healed and to hear Him speak, who were not His disciples.

Now that we have the scene painted and know who the audience is, we can dive in to the preface of what Luke 6:38 means. Looking back to verse 20 through 22, we see that Jesus was speaking to His disciples. He told them they were blessed because of the various hardships they were facing.

20 Looking at his disciples, he said:

“Blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 Blessed are you who hunger now,

for you will be satisfied.

Blessed are you who weep now,

for you will laugh.

22 Blessed are you when people hate you,

when they exclude you and insult you

and reject your name as evil,

because of the Son of Man.