Daily Bible Reading: Luke 10:25 – 42
Verse of the Day: Luke 10:33 – “But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,”
In this parable, Jesus used specifically one who would often be thought of as a “bad guy” in Israelite conversation. He draws out irony by contrasting the “bad” Samaritan with the “good” Levite and Priest.
It is a reminder to us that God notices the unnoticed. In Jesus’ day, women were often unnoticed or considered. There were many social groups that the Jews considered not worth considering. Gentiles, shepherds, Samaritans, the poor, lepers, tax collectors and sinners. Yet Jesus took time to notice those who did what was good, and was available to save to the uttermost those who come to Him in repentance and belief.
Prayer: Father, what a blessing that in a world of many “superstars,” you notice those of us who are the unnoticeable. I seek to serve You in my little part of the world, not to be seen, but to serve. Thank You. Amen.