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Show Mercy

Focus: Luke 10:36-37 - KJV

36. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37. And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Luke 10:30-37

The mind of God is that we show mercy one to another particularly to those who are in dare need. For, it is only those who are merciful that are entitled to mercy. It is worrisome to note that many men have developed hearts of stone and thick skin to the extent that the pain of fellow human beings have no effect on them. They are never bothered, talk-less of having compassion on the concerned party. Or, how do we explain the fact that some politicians find it convenient to stash so much currency in their homes and warehouses, aside the banked sums, and see the people who ordinarily are entitled to these sums which they squandered, wallowing in real lack, yet they move no fingers to help? Ironically, some of these people are, like in Christ’s parable, priests and acclaimed “men of God”.

From very early times, men were discovered to carry hearts of stone and the Lord had promised to give us hearts of flesh that we may truly be loving and compassionate. This He achieved for us through Christ Jesus, to the extent that, if Christ dwells in anyone, the same lives a compassionate life that makes him not to turn away when he finds someone in need and he possesses the ability to assist.

God is calling us to check our inner man to determine who truly dwells there. It is not only the corrupt politicians that are guilty of these things. There are other private people also who do not care if people are dying around them as long as they are not affected. That is not the purpose and will of God. For the man that was attacked in Christ’s parable, he most likely would have died for the neglect of the priest and the Levite of the tribe of the priests. Nevertheless, the fellow received succor only by the concern of the stranger.

Are you also looking at the fellow in need around you as a stranger and feeling unconcerned? Christ has shown us that even the stranger is your neighbor to whom you should show mercy. Please yield His counsel today. Or, is your case like that of the priest or the Levite that just passed minding their businesses? Those who do so are in danger of having God not also attending to them by His mercy when they fall into tribulation.

SOLUTION: So, to obtain mercy, God enjoins us to show mercy to our neighbor. Let’s put this to practice in our daily activities.

Father, we look up to you for your mercy in every of our affairs. Please be merciful unto us in Jesus’ name. In ways that we have not been merciful in the past, please forgive us and give us another chance in the name of Jesus. As we encounter neighbors in need, do grant us the fortitude to assist them out of their different quagmires in Jesus’ name.

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