Luke uniquely has Jesus explain why inviting the poor, the lame, the crippled, and the blind was a good thing to do. Jesus said that they would be blessed, happy, and fortunate (καὶ μακάριος ἔσῃ). These unfortunate people would not be able to repay them with another reciprocal dinner party, (ὅτι οὐκ ἔχουσιν ἀνταποδοῦναί σοι). However, they would be repaid (ἀνταποδοθήσεται γάρ σοι) at the resurrection of the righteous (ἐν τῇ ἀναστάσει τῶν δικαίων). In other words, they would receive a heavenly reward at the end times. They should not be that concerned about getting an earthly reward of another dinner invitation, when an eternal reward was available. Will you be blessed now or at the resurrection of the righteous?
“When Oholibah saw them, She lusted after them. She sent messengers To them In Chaldea. The Babylonians Came to her Into her bed of love. They defiled her With their lust. After she defiled herself With them, She turned From them In disgust.”
When Oholibah saw these pictures, she lusted after the Babylonians. Thus she sent messengers to them in Chaldea, inviting them to come to Jerusalem. They came to her in her bed of love. Thus they defiled her with their sexual lust. She had, in fact, defiled herself with them. Finally, she turned away from them in disgust.
Jerusalem blamed Yahweh for inviting its enemies from all over to come and have a great feast. On the day of Yahweh’s anger, no one escaped or survived from Jerusalem. Now the enemies of Jerusalem have destroyed all the people who were born and raised in Jerusalem. Thus Yahweh’s anger was to blame for all the havoc and death that happened in Jerusalem. This final verse starts with the Hebrew consonant letter Taw. This acrostic poem ends with the personification of Jerusalem speaking about Yahweh’s day of anger.
Do not give a pledge for your neighbor. If you love transgressions, then get ready to love strife. If you build a high threshold, you are inviting danger because some tall strong people might come into your house to hurt you. This might also be a sign that you are showing pride. The crooked and the perverse do not prosper, but fall into calamity or danger.