Theme of the Week: Don’t Go through Life Alone
Bible Verse: But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34
Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:2, Luke 10:30-37
The context of today’s Bible verses is about an expert in religious law putting Jesus to the test by asking what he needs to do to inherit eternal life. I hope you can take some time to read the whole story again, as it’s such a great passage of scripture.
After a brief interaction, Jesus launches into the story of the Good Samaritan. There are a lot of great lessons for life here, but there’s one I want to zero you in on: The Samaritan in Jesus’ story was willing to take on someone else’s burdens. It’s something I think that, as men, we need to focus on more, because – like we learned earlier this week – when one of us hurts, we all hurt.
I like how Jesus described how the Samaritan helped this man who was hurting. I think there are some important lessons we can learn from this short story to help us be aware of those around us who are hurting.
5 Quick Thoughts about the Good Samaritan:
- Saw the injured man – Do we see those around us hurting?
- Felt compassion – Do we feel compassion or judgment when we those in need?
- Helped him heal – Are we willing to help people in the healing process?
- Showed generosity – Are we willing to be generous with our resources?
- Was inconvenienced – Are we too busy to be inconvenienced to help those in need?
Sometimes we may find ourselves in the role of the Samaritan; sometimes we are the one on the side of the road. Let’s try our best to be aware of each other’s struggles and be willing to share each other’s burdens.
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