Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 8 (“And Just Who is My Neighbor?” Part 2: The Good Samaritan)

By admin On April 9th, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – April 8

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“And Just Who is My Neighbor?” Part 2: The Good Samaritan

To Read Part 1, click here…December 19 (“And Just Who is My Neighbor?”)

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“And Jesus answering said, A certain man…fell among thieves, which…wounded him, and departed, leaving himhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Good_Samaritan_(Watts).jpghalf dead….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” Luke 10:30, 33, 34,

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This above well-known parable has great spiritual meaning.

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But it can also apply to everyday situations.

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Good Samaritan – (Watts) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Good_Samaritan_(Watts).jpgNow of course, the Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us that even those who are secular can perform good works and acts of compassion as did that man from Samaria.

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Yes, that most infamous of all parables reveals, as the Apostle Peter put it, that “God is no respecter of persons.” Acts 10:34

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The people of God in that day considered Samaritans to be nothing more than heathen dogs. And yet, this heathen showed more Christianity than the very ones who were reputed to be God’s representatives on earth!

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Good Samaritan – (Watts) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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“GOD IS LOVE!”

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We just have no idea at all how greatly God and His angelic host intercede into the everyday affairs of humanity.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Humanitarian_aid_OCPA-2005-10-28-090517a.jpg

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Oh yes, we do know that “God is love”, and that, “He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” (see 1st John 4:8, 16 & Matthew 5:45)

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And so, as we look around at the world and see the many acts of kindness, mercy, and even heroism performed by secular unbelievers, it doesn’t necessarily fall into the category of, “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:” 2nd Timothy 3:5

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Humanitarian aid giving water to child- Wikimedia Commons – Public Domain

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THE GOOD SAMARITAN

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Good_Samaritan_(Watts).jpg

Ellen White has a very inspiring chapter from her book, Desire of Ages.

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And by scrolling down this page, the Reader is encouraged to listen to a 17 minute audio reading of Ellen White’s commentary on the Parable of the Good Samaritan.

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Good Samaritan – (Watts) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“Whoso is wise,

and will observe these things,

even they shall understand

the lovingkindness of the LORD.”

Psalm 107:43

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to have more compassion for others. And show me the many ways that I can help others who have varied needs. Give me the love of Christ which yearns and sympathizes to all who are in need…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read…SEPTEMBER 20 (A Form of Godliness: Humanitarianism)or you can also read…January 20th (3 Fingered Judgment-Day)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Once_in_a_Blue_Moon_(40034339832).jpgPlease tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

 

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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Moon – Public Domain – 2nd face Pharisee Scorner – by Cezar Popescu for Wikimedia – Universal Public Domain – cropped, highlighted & rotated photo

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

April 9 (Satan’s Number 8, Part 3: “Caught in Satan’s Web”)

 

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