Be like the Good Samaritan
The parable of the Good Samaritan depicts Jesus being the Good Samaritan, redeems a man who has been attacked and fallen into the enemy’s trap and the same way we being His child should bring people from darkness to light.
PASSAGE WITH INSIGHTS:
Luke 10:30-37 (NIV)
30 In reply Jesus said: “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.
Going down from Jerusalem to Jericho signifies a man who is backslidden from his godly ways to world ways. And, He was attacked by robbers represents – the attack of Satan (as spiritual warfare or his attacks on people). The stripped of His clothes represents clothes of salvation and praise.
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.
Sometimes people can just judge seeing your situation or they can be too busy they couldn’t help you. People can overlook seeing your condition or even they can mock or even they might think it is none of their business & walk away. People can be self-preservative because of their social standing.
33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
Samaritan is like Jesus Christ a man who was moved by compassion seeing the condition of the man.
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.
He comes down to the man, fixes his problems, heals the man anoints (oil), and washes him with His blood (wine). The Vehicle represents the holy spirit encounters in people’s life listening to our prayers for the lost soul. Inn represents the church.
35 The next day he took out two denarii[a] 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.’
Two denarii are the old and the New Testament which is the bible.
Innkeepers are the 5-fold ministries- (Apostle, Priests, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists). The church should prepare for His second coming. I will reimburse represents the crown of glory in heaven.
The Good Samaritan
Application of the Lesson:
From the reflection of this parable, sometimes we can be like the Priest and the Levite though we see around our friends, neighbors, and family members who don’t know Christ, and we just don’t do anything and keep moving with our busy schedules. But, like the good Samaritan in the parable moved with compassion, take pity on people who are not saved or backslidden. Also, we need to be equipped by God’s anointing power filled with the holy spirit and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ. So that with this support system it is easier to win souls for Christ.
We should handle them with the love of God and by removing all our judgemental thoughts as they haven’t experienced Christ or with their worldly behaviors, or the way they appear due to different cultural backdrop and brought up. See them from the lens of God and do good things when people are in need without expecting anything in return like the Good Samaritan, as your reward is in heaven. (Mat: 6:3 – But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing).
Plant them at a church nearby or bring them to Sunday school along with you and take care of them as they get rooted and mature. By doing this you fulfill the will of the father over your life on this Earth.
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