Today’s Verse

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him.

Luke 10:33

Sunday, August 21

We have already noted that uncaring people are often too inflated and too impetuous. Today…

#3 Uncaring people are too ISOLATED

People in church are often masters at this. We separate ourselves from others by adding layers of protection so that the “real us” is never seen. We, especially as men, make small talk and speak superficially because we are afraid of getting involved with others. 

Someone once wrote “Ten Commandments for Men.” 

1) He shall never cry. 

2) He shall not display weakness. 

3) He shall not need affection, gentleness or warmth. 

4) He shall comfort but not desire comforting. 

5) He shall be needed but never need others. 

6) He shall touch but not be touched. 

7) He shall be steel not flesh. 

8) He shall be invulnerable in his manhood. 

9) He shall never let them see him sweat. 

10) He shall always stand alone.

There really is no joy or honor in isolating yourself from others. God created us for fellowship and we violate His Word when we show this uncaring attribute.

Weekly Memory Verse

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Luke 10:36-37

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight—it’s the size of the fight in the dog."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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