The Good Samaritan re-visited~~~

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The Good Samaritan re-visited~~~

Post  Admin on Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:54 pm

An up-dated version of The Good Samaritan~~~

~~~In those days, a man was travelling down the road from Samaria [today's West Bank] up to Jerusalem, going slightly uphill.
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Robbers jumped him and left him half-dead lying in the road.
A priest (who led the temple worship in Israel) and a levite (taught in the temple) passed by the broken man on the other side of the road....these were exactly the men who should have stopped & honored GOD by helping out....but they were too busy, or didn't care.
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A merchant from Samaria (Samaritans were half-Jewish & half-Gentile, or non-Jew; and Jews didn't have anything to do with them)....anyway, a man from Samaria came upon the bleeding & injured victim in the road. He stopped his donkey, cleaned out the man's wounds with olive oil.....(the equivalent of our Neosporin).....bandaged him, put him on his donkey and continued to travel towards Jerusalem.
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When he got to the 'caravansary' (motel) he took the man inside and paid for the innkeeper to care for him.
As the Good Samaritan was leaving, (here comes the real LOVE part), he said "Here is some more money to care for him until he recovers.....and if he racks up any more debt, more than I just paid you, when I return this way, I will take care of that too!"~~~
~~~That last part was the real added feature of true love!! When I was a little boy, I grew up in a loveless bubble, so to speak.
--My mother was a VERY bitter woman because of losing her parents....mom disappeared with another man & dad died by the time she was 3....so I was conceived in a bitter womb and born into a loveless world.~
~Some years went by, and inside I unconsciously wondered what love was, until one day in sunday school the teacher read the story about the Good Samaritan.....and a light went on inside me, because I finally knew that love existed somewhere.
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It took me years to find it, but the LORD GOD Jesus Christ saved me when I realized and believed, with His urging, that He was GOD himself [John 1:1].....the Holy Spirit indwelled me, and later I became an expert on Love, spreading it to anyone that would accept it! [LOVE is what we do for ALL others that is in their highest or best interests, anytime, anywhere, selflessly (24/7)!!! The Real Thing applied {love} never fails! 1 Corinthians 13:7]
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In the GOOD NEWS BIBLE, read where Jesus is shown as GOD himself :: Romans 10:9=John 1:1 and Exodus 3:14=John 8:24b.....the same GOD talking in both verses! [Jesus Christ is the same GOD that talked to Moses]
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My best to you, and I hope to see you in Heaven, where we can hug and remember the Good Samaritan, who should be there too!
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