I have not much to say about Luke 17 today because I have more questions than answers.
I have done what I suggest you do when you read Scripture and have few to no answers but questions instead: take those questions to GOD. Write them down, keep reading, and wait for His answers.
And you may have to do what I have done: “LORD, I don’t understand this passage so good and previous things I have been taught crop up here, but I want to know The Truth even if I don’t like it.”
Albeit, I know this from the first verse — life here is not ‘rosie’ and there are people here who actually set snares for other people. We must be on guard – not to retaliate but to be ready so that we don’t step into the snare.
HOLY SPIRIT is here to help us with that.
And I gather from verse 9 that we are healthier if we come to terms and agreement with this: “We’re just ordinary slaves, we have only done our duty.” as we serve The LORD and as we patiently endure the sufferings He allows to come upon us.
I have found it enormously helpful to remember: GOD is ALWAYS good and we (His Children) are ALWAYS loved.
There is much more in Chapter 17 — go after it Brothers and Sisters!