28 But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 11:28

Commentary on Luke 11:27-28

(Read Luke 11:27-28)

While the scribes and Pharisees despised and blasphemed the discourses of our Lord Jesus, this good woman admired them, and the wisdom and power with which he spake. Christ led the woman to a higher consideration. Though it is a great privilege to hear the word of God, yet those only are truly blessed, that is, blessed of the Lord, that hear it, keep it in memory, and keep to it as their way and rule.