And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go.…
I. THE FOLLOWERS ON THE SEA-SHORE.
1. The hasty follower who is the first who presents himself, and he is sifted by Christ.
2. The tardy follower is hastened by Jesus. He is called not to bury the dead, but to preach the life-giving word.
3. The last of the three followers is halting with a divided heart, and is reproved. It is not the claims of family, but the clinging of His own unloosened attachment that divides and detains Him.
II. THE PASSAGE ACROSS THE LAKE.
(A. M. Stuart.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.