Luke 10:25-37: Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?” He answered, “What’s written in God’s law? How do you interpret it?” He said, “That you love the Lord your God will all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence–and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.” “Good answer!” said Jesus. “Do it and you’ll live.” Looking for a loophole, he asked, “And just how would you define ‘neighbor’?” Jesus answered by telling a story. “There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. One the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up, he also avoided the injured man. “A Samaritan traveling the road came onto him. When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took two silver coins and gave him them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill — I’ll pay you on my way back.’ “What do you think? Which of three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?” “The one who treated him kindly,” the religious scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same.”
I really like this passage a lot. I love the story. I believe that a lot of times visuals are easier to understand rather than words, because typically words can be comprehended and interpreted in many ways. However, with stories, typically they have a universal meaning, which is why I believe Jesus uses a story here. A great story at that.
So now that you know that the Bible tells you how to treat others, you have no excuse for passing up someone in need of your help. This is a very descriptive passage on exactly how to treat other people. I encourage you to do a good deed today and show that God really does work in you.
I thank you again for taking the time to read my blog. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to post this to Facebook, Twitter, or whatever other social media sites there are out there. I’m just a man trying to witness to people and show God’s goodness, grace, and mercy. It just takes a copy and paste of your url. Who knows, the person who needs to see it sees it, and could be saved by God’s grace. Isn’t there our goal here? Isn’t that our goal to witness and bring others to God? I believe that taking care of your neighbor is MORE than just physically taking care of him or her. I believe it branches out to spiritually and showing a devotion from a work of the Lord is also taking care of your neighbor. We are supposed to love our neighbors as ourselves, so if you clicked my blog thinking you needed it, chances are so does your neighbor. So do it because God says too, not because I do. I hope you have an awesome today and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I love you all, God bless.
I love you all.