“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 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.” Luke 10 v25-28
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 hi, 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 on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise.” Luke 10 v29-37
To be like Jesus. To show mercy and kindness. Time after time people, because of rooted differences from generations past treat one another with great discontent but Jesus in his travels showed the disciples how to move on from those circumstances. When he was rejected he did not take a form of retaliation nor did he encourage it. Jesus knew the difference when it came to rooted issues that led people to think they were right and what his actions would have on bringing to pass in the future what was really right. People react to actions from others many times over.
In the realm of spiritual warfare, the subtle enemy is the one that is most hard to recognize at times.
Lord, in our walk with you, we know there is an accuser of the brethren. We know he challenges all of us in ways to take up his mantra. Our discernment in today’s culture must be predicated in prayer to understand the circumstances of others in order to help them out of the situation of having their lives destroyed by the most credulous thief and robber. Help us Lord Jesus to know your way throughout this whole day. Help those that we come in contact with hear what you are saying to them in and through your spirit that lives in us this day. We give you the glory and the praise for what you are going to do. Amen