No more needs to be said, I think.
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!