The Good Samaritan
Series The Parables
In Luke 10 a Lawyer comes to Jesus with a great question.
Luke 10.25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Have you ever asked that question?... What shall I do to inherit eternal life?
This Lawyer knew that life didn't end at the grave and he also knew God's commandements
All of us from the moment we are born will live for eternity and when you pass away in this life you will either live in a glorious eternity with God's people or you will live in an eternity under the Judgement and wrath of God.
You've got to settle that question now if you are not saved, don't wait till eternity.
I want you to notice that the Lord Jesus refers this man back to the Law.
The Law doesn't save anyone but the Law should bring conviction. There is no conversion without conviction and God uses the Law to convict us of our sin.
In order for anyone to be saved they must be convicted of their sin and God's Word brings conviction!
Now the Lord Jesus in answer to the Lawyer's question, "Who is my neighbour" tells the Lawyer about the Good Samaritan.
The Priest and the Levite had the opportunity to be a good influence in bad world but they did nothing. Now for the Lawyer to hear from Jesus about a Samaritan being the compassionate hero of the Story would have been quiet a shock to the Lawyer. We can assume that the Lawyer was a Jew because he knew the Word of God.
Yet in this story it is not the Priest or Levite who are the heroes.
The Samaritan's love saw the wounded man. Love not only sees him but love goes to him. Love has compassion on him. Love binds his wounds. Love pays for recovery of the man.
|Date||Sep 10, 2023|
|Bible Text||Luke 10|