God bless you,
On this day I want to take time to look back on how we got saved and how we should be helping others to be health, to receive deliverance and help them stand back firm in faith. You see now a days we see someone wounded but as the priest and the Levite in the story of the good Samaritan we walk just pass by the wounded person without helping him up. Sometimes we even take a other route so we can dodge the person who is laying in pain, wounded, almost naked, robbed and left half dead.
You see in this story of Luke 10:25-37 Jesus is telling the parable of the good Samaritan. In verse 30 He tells the story replying this; “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
If you read carefully it says there was a man going to Jericho. He was travelling and we know life doesn’t come without trials and struggles. As we know also that we must be alert because the devil came to steal, kill and destroy. This story tells me that this man was robbed, destroyed and left half dead beside the road. If you continue reading it says there was to kind of people who passed by but didn’t stop to take a look how they could help him. Until the Samaritan came.. You see we were in the world, walking, feasting living all kind of different life util we are knocked out. Everybody left nobody to rescue you out of darkness, sin, your nudeness and then the Samaritan walks towards you he had grace. He saw that this man laying here was lost. (Matthew 18:11) He looks to you and bandage your wounds. You see in Psalm 34:18 the bible says that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Jesus saved your wounds, He saved mine as well (Matthew 14:14) The good Samaritan helped him up and put the man on his own donkey and brought him in. You see Jesus met us along a road in the world where we’e been left to death he brought us in the church to recover and to stay under protection. (Colossians 1:13/John 16:7) The last part of the story Jesus is saying that the Samaritan had to leave but he payed so they could take care for this man. So did Jesus payed for your life. He died at the cross, suffered, His blood was shed so we could receive salvation. (1 Timothy 2:6) After this the Samaritan promised to come back and to look after him. Jesus gave you the same promise He will return for you and me. (Revelation 22:20)
So if you are saved and you see someone who needs a word of encouragement, a word that can rebuild him give it to him. Help him, guide him so he can meet Jesus and His love and grace. Don’t walk pass by or dodge this person. Remember you once was there. Laying half naked, left to die but Jesus, Jesus, Jesus came and rescued you.
With loving regards,