Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Read: Luke 10:25–37

But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29 NKJV

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     On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" (10:25) His error was in thinking he could earn eternal life by his good works. So Jesus, knowing his heart, asked him what the law said about it. The lawyer replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" (10:27)
     If the lawyer had been able to do this first commandment, he would not have needed a Savior. He asked "Who is my neighbor?" The story of the Good Samaritan illustrated that no one could keep the law perfectly–only God's perfect Son.
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     Thank You Lord, that the burden of keeping the law was removed from our shoulders and carried to the cross. Help us, like the Good Samaritan, to notice when someone has a need we can supply. May we show our love by serving You and other people.
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     "So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" Luke 10:36 NKJV

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