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Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Examples I Can Follow?

25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

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.

Luke 10:25-37

I have bolded and highlighted a few verses above.

The Samaritan did not IGNORE the man in need.  He had compassion on him.  He provided first aid for the man.

He picked the man up and went out of his way to provide lodging for him.  He stayed with the wounded man overnight.

The next day, gave the innkeeper more money and told him to spend whatever he needed to on the man and promised to pick up the tab when he returned.

Have You Heard of Good Samaritan Laws?

All 50 US states have them.  The gist of a good samaritan law is if someone injures a person in need while trying to help them, they will be protected from liability.

When we see someone in need, if we are following this example of what Jesus called "loving your neighbor", we will not ignore them but will try to help them instead, as much as we can using our own resources according to our own ability.

The Final Word

Oh, and we know this is an example to follow because Jesus also said, "Go and do thou likewise."


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Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Examples I Can Follow?

Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Examples I Can Follow?


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