Luke 10:33 (NASB) But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion.
I just didn’t like him… Even though we worked together, there was just something about him that rubbed me the wrong way. He was always causing trouble and adding this and that to an already rough day. I tried to avoid him as much as possible so I didn’t let my anger get the best of me. As I left work one day, I happened to see the hood of a car raised in the air - a usually sign that there was some sort of car trouble. As I began to approach the car, I saw him. It was his car. I walked up and asked him if he needed help, and to be honest, I was hoping he said, “No.” He asked if I had jumper cables and could give his car a jump as his battery was dead. My flesh wanted to say something other than what Jesus would have said. I got my jumper cables, and we got the car running. After that, things were better between us. Like the Samaritan who helped out in today’s scripture, we too make a difference. The key is compassion. We need to think more of others than ourselves. When was the last time you helped an enemy? It could change their world and yours too!
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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