23 Jan The Parable of the Good Samaritan
(1) The parable of the Good Samaritan is precipitated by and in answer to a question posed to Jesus by a lawyer as a test scary music. This question provided Jesus with an opportunity to define what His disciples and followers relationship should be to their neighbors. Although this could have been an opportunity for Jesus to discuss salvation issues, but He chose a different course and focuses on our relationships and what it means to love unityplayer.dll.
(2) Jesus answered the question with a question, thus avoids an argument. (Deuteronomy 6:5) Jesus affirms that the lawyer’s answer is correct, but then goes on in verse 28 to tell him that this kind of love requires more than an emotional feeling 프메2 다운로드. this love would also include practice; he would need to practice what he preached.
(3) The lawyer asked again “who is my neighbor” 영화 패컬티 다운로드. Neighbor in Greek means “someone who is near” and in Hebrew it means “someone that you have an association with”. The parable tells the story of a man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho, and while on the way he is robbed of everything he had, and is beaten almost to death hwp viewer 2007. The road was treacherous and hide out for robbers and thieves.
(4) The next character Jesus introduces into the parable is a priest, who showed no love or compassion for the man by failing to help him and passing on the other side of the road so as not to get involved. By nature of his position, he was to be a person of compassion, desiring to help others. Unfortunately, love was not a word for him that required action on the behalf of someone else. The Levite who would have known the law failed to show compassion.
(5) The next person to come by is the Samaritan, the one least likely to have shown compassion for the man. Jews would have nothing to do with them. We do not know if the injured man was a Jew or Gentile, but it made no difference to the Samaritan, he did not consider the man’s race or religion, he only saw a person in dire need of assistance, and assist him he did, above and beyond the minimum required. The Samaritan saw his neighbor as anyone who was in need.
(6) Because the good man was a Samaritan, Jesus is drawing a strong contrast between those who knew the law and those who actually followed the law in their lifestyle and conduct. Jesus tells the lawyer to go and do like wise meaning that he should start living what the law tells him to do. Jesus is telling us to follow the Samaritan’s example in our own conduct; show compassion and love for those we encounter in our everyday activities. we are to love others regardless of their race or religion. If they need and we have the supply then we are to give generously and freely, without expectation of return. (This is an impossible obligation)
(7) Lessons of the parable: (a) We are to set aside our prejudice and show love and compassion for others (b) Our neighbor is anyone we encounter, we are all creatures of the Creator and we are to love all of mankind as Jesus has taught. (c) Keeping the law with the intent to save ourselves is an impossible task; we need a Savior, and this is Jesus.