LUKE 10:25-26 NLT
25 One day, an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “what does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
LUKE 10:27 NLT
27 The man answered, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
LUKE 10:28-29 NLT
28 “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live.” 29 The man wanted to justify his actions so he asked Jesus, “and who is my neighbor?”
Luke 10:30-33 NLT
30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down 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.
31 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. 32A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. 33 Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.
Take notice of what’s in front of you
LUKE 10:34-35 NLT
34 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.
35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins,[a] telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’
Do what you can with what you have
LUKE 10:36-37 NLT
36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. 37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
The samaritan was the hero because he came to the rescue.
“Rescue the perishing, don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, ‘hey, that’s none of my business,’ Will that get you off the hook?”
© Pastor Chris Sonksen, 2023