Thursday, October 2, 2008

Am I a Samaritan?

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. Luke 10:33-34

You probably can tell from recent posts that I've been reading in the parables of Jesus these days. This one, so familiar to us all, was my reading today. I just wanted to post a part of what Mr. Ryle said about the Good Samaritan, which hopefully will cause you and me to think about a few important things:

What are we ourselves? Let us not forget to put that question to our hearts. What are we doing, each in our own station, to prove that this mighty parable is one of the rules of our daily life? What are we doing for the heathen, at home and abroad? What are we doing to help those who are troubled in mind, body, or estate? There are many such in this world. There are always some near our own doors. What are we doing for them? Anything, or nothing at all? May God help us to answer these questions!

No more needs to be said, I think.


HOPE said...


God bless you and your endeavors here to encourage proper thought and ponder our hearts in our daily lives in our service and witness of the LORD.

Lisa said...

I really enjoy your devotions. Thank you for sharing them.I want to be a doer for the Lord!

HOPE said...

Thank you for your prayers...needed at this time.

God bless you...see you again in NOV.


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Well said my friend, well said.

Susan said...

Great word Maxine. Something to really think about and continually ask God.

There are so many opportunities each day to be that GOOD Samaritan~

Stop by, I'm having a give-a-way!!


Sharon said...

Beautiful post to remind us to be mindful of helping others. Many are hurting.