"Three Opportunities For Christ"
Luke 10:30-36 “In reply Jesus said, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.” Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’”
The parable of the Good Samaritan always challenges me in my belief in God. The way I relate to people all around me would look totally different if I really believed the way I talk. The opportunities for loving are inexhaustible beyond what I am capable, but not out of reach for God. In the Spirit my eyes for witnessing, discipling, and ministry would be far greater than what I do today. I must believe John 14:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” I must pray, see, and respond by stepping by faith into the opportunities to love that God puts before me.
How about you? Do you believe God enough to be vulnerable to opportunities He puts before you? Click here to read the full teaching on God’s Three Opportunities for Christ.