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Dec 19 Devotion: In the Good Samaritan Story We See

Luke 10:30-37 – “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 spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.”

     Many thoughts and different ways this story has been presented. All have proved to be great in these messages spoken to us. Today I want to present a few thoughts on these verses and trust they will speak to your hearts. 

In the Good Samaritan Story We See:

A. A life in need – verse 30

  1. Because of His heedless downward journey

  2. Because of His harmful beating

  3. Because of His half dead condition B. A look in vain – verse 31,32

  4. Looked up at priest – religion

  5. Looked up at Levite – the law C. A Love in Action – verse 33-34

  6. Came where He was  

  7. When He saw Him.     

  8. Had compassion

  9. Went to Him

  10. Took care of Him D. A Lift That Lasted- verse 35

  11. Got out of the ditch

  12. Got to the Inn

  13. Never went Back

-Bro. Mike Goodson

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