The Good Samaritan

Luke 10: 30  Jesus answered, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.31 By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.32 In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.33 But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,34 came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. He set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the host, and said to him, ‘Take care of him. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.’36 Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?”

37 He said, “He who showed mercy on him.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Matthew 22:14    For many are called, but few chosen.”

People ask themselves, “What is the will of God?”

In the story of the Good Samaritan, we see three people who walk by the person on the road.

It is the third person that helps the man.

Does that mean it was not the will of God for the other people to help?

The Bible says, “many are called, but few are chosen.”

God asks many people to do things.  Not all respond.

So the will of God to some extent is the person who hears the voice of God and obeys.

Previous Post

Blessed are the Merciful

Next Post

Billy Graham – God Can Change Your Past