And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
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 showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Luke 10:25 -37 KJV (Bold & Some Italic Emphasis Added)
A biblical illustration, teaching, and instruction by Jesus that I have heard and have read before of the Good Samaritan. In doing an assignment for my LEGL 215 class, I came across in my textbook, Good Samaritan Statutes, different in it’s application, however, it takes on it’s name after the actions of the certain Samaritan that Jesus talks about in this biblical teaching.
Inspired, having a desire to read and look further in to the teaching, I share it with you on today.
One thing amongst others, that caught my attention, it also made me laugh to myself, is that a lawyer asked Jesus this question. Lol!(Laugh Out Loud) 🙂 Enjoy!
Until Next Time,
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