- Verses 28-34. Jesus pronounced this scribe to be ‘not far from the kingdom of God’. What would he have needed to do to enter in?
- Verses 41-44. Jesus did not deny that the rich gave much, but merely stated that the widow had given more. What does this teach us about the way God measures our giving? How do we match up to this standard? Cf. 2 Cor. 8:12; 9:7.
- The scribes undoubtedly had an intellectual mastery of Scripture and they professed to accept its authority without question. Why then did Christ condemn them and in what way is this a warning to us? Cf. Luke 12:47, 48.