Have you ever passed up an opportunity to be a blessing to someone?

I have. Usually it was due to inconvenience, selfish motives, or because of the cost. The unfortunate truth is, followers of Jesus don’t always do what they should.

In Luke 10:25-37 we find an example of this in the story of The Good Samaritan. In this parable, a man was attacked by robbers and left stripped of his clothes, beaten, and half dead. Three different people had an opportunity to help this man: a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan, but only the Samaritan stopped to help.

What stands out in this parable is that priest and Levite both served in God’s temple, but Samaritans of that day had conflicts with Jews.

You would think that the priest or Levite would have been the one to help, but similar to many of us, that wasn’t the case. Sometimes we can act just like that priest and Levite, choosing to turn away from helping others instead of making a sacrifice.

Let’s decide to do God’s will and show the world that Christians are here to serve rather than be served. After all, that’s what Jesus did.

Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.