Monthly devotion
August 2008


The Scripture:

Luke 10:30

And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 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. 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.

Our thoughts:

Have you ever passed by someone who was hurting and just kept on going? Have you ever seen someone in need and just walked on by? Of course you have and so have I but this is not what Jesus taught. Jesus tells us this story to show us that we are to have compassion. When we see someone hurting or in need we are to help them. You know God gave his son and Jesus died on the cross so we could be saved. What greater act of compassion is there? What greater love is there? If He could do this for us, shouldn't we show that same compassion for others?

Our prayer for you:

Dear God in Heaven, Please hear our prayer. Help us to help others the way you have shown us. Help us not to be afraid or to think we are to good. Please help us to show compassion and love. Help us to realize that it doesn't matter if the person in need is a friend, family, or stranger. Help us to help them anyway. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.



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