Today’s Verse

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.

Luke 10:34

Wednesday, August 24

Let’s stop discussing the uncaring type of person and examine how we can become caring people. Let’s look back to our story in Luke 10 about the Good Samaritan. 

#1 Caring people set aside PREJUDICE

Jesus tells us that the third man to come down the road was “a Samaritan.” Samaritans were half-breed Jews. They were a race of people who had Jewish ancestry on one side and Canaanite on the other. Because of the mixed blood, Jews hated Samaritans. Because the Jews hated the Samaritan, the Samaritans hated them back.

The fact that the wounded man was Jewish didn’t seem to bother the “Samaritan” at all. As we read through the parable, we see he went to great lengths and considerable expense to help him. 

When someone is hurting, a caring person puts his prejudices aside. Jesus died for all men regardless of race, color, social or economic standards.

#2 Caring people set aside PAIN

Notice specifically what this verse says about the Samaritan when he “came where he was… saw him.” Unlike the “priest” and the “Levite” it seems that he came over to inspect the man. Remember, Samaritans and Jews hated each other. This Samaritan clearly had to set aside prejudice and whatever pain he may have experienced aforetime to help this injured man. May we be willing to do the same!

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

"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try."
- John F. Kennedy

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