Today’s Verse

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

II Timothy 4:10

Monday, August 22

Continuing with our thoughts on the parable of the Good Samaritan, we have learned that uncaring people are too inflated, impetuous and isolated.

#4 Uncaring people are too IMPAIRED

In other words, we are not discerning. Often the reason we don’t care for each other is that we never hear when someone expresses a need. One woman was fed up with the “cliche'” superficial level of communication in her church, so she conducted an experiment. To everyone who asked her, while passing the hallways, “How are you?” she replied, “Lousy!” Some didn’t even hear what she said. Some said, “I’m sorry to hear that” but no one asked her why.

We suffer from an impairment when we only think of ourselves and do not stop to care for others!

#5 Uncaring people are too INSULTING

Uncaring people always think someone else will help. When some people hear about a problem in another person’s life, the first thing they do is call the pastor or church staff. There is a problem when we have insulting speech or insulting responses when we see the person who needs our help; yet, we pass on the other side. When I read today’s verse, I often wonder if someone could have stopped Demas? Was an opportunity missed? Are there those amongst us that we could help if we truly cared? Look this coming Sunday to see who needs a caring touch from you.

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

"The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."
- Richard M. Nixon

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