Friday, September 14, 2012
What is Your Role?
What is Your Role? By Laurie McTier
"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. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise." Luke 10:33-35
In today's devotion, we will dig in deeper into the parable of the Good Samaritan. In this parable, the Levite and the priest saw an obstacle in their path and they crossed over to the other side of the road. They went on about their agendas. They didn't care about the injured and they didn't take time to find out his need. They didn't want to be involved. The Samaritan, though he was considered by many to be an outcast himself, saw the need, and ran to help.
The Samaritan was moved with compassion and went the extra mile. His service went way beyond the call of duty. He jumped down off of his donkey, bandaged up the injured, placed him on his donkey, and brought him to safety. But, he didn't stop there. He made extra provisions for the man. He was going to come back in a few days and take care of the rest of the expenses that were entailed. Truly his ministry was motivated by the love of God.
As I looked up the definition of mercy, I found that mercy means a) to ease distress or pain; b) to be compassionate, forgiving and kind especially towards one who has offended you. As I read this definition of mercy I immediately thought of the Good Samaritan. He ran to meet the needs of the injured. He took the challenge and took time out of his busy schedule, and made sure that every need was supplied.
When you see a need, what is your response? There can only be two responses to needs around you.
1. You can look the other way and not get involved.
2. You can actively run to the point of their need and reach out in love with compassion.
What challenge does God have for you today?
Who would God have you to minister to?
Daily Prayer Focus: Ask God to take the veil from your eyes and allow you to see the needs of those around you.
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