Updated: Jul 11
Faith and Neighbours/Friends
The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spend more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, think thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Who is your neighbour?
From God's point of view a neighbour is anyone who we see needs our help.
Do you have faith to help a stranger or even an enemy?
Questions to consider
Were the Jews and Samaritans friends at this time?
Why did the priest and the Levite not help the man?
Who is your neighbour? At home, at work, when we travel?
What did it cost the good Samaritan?
In what circumstances do you think do you think you might be a good Samaritan?
Pray that the Lord will give you daily opportunities to be a good Samaritan.
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