Responding To Need

Responding To Need

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”   Luke 10:25

A Jewish man was traveling on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.   Luke 10:30

By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.   Luke 10:31

1. Some People Keep Their Distance

A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.   Luke 10:32

2. Some People Are Curious But Don’t Get Involved

Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’    Luke 10:33-35

3. Some People Get Close Enough To Help

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.   1 John 3:18

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.   James 1:22


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