Go And Do Likewise

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 162 - Luke 10:30-37 - Go And Do Likewise- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 162 – Luke 10:30-37 – Go And Do Likewise- Growing As Disciples

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 expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”   Luke 10:30-37 (NIV)

Go And Do

I will go and do what you ask of me. What am I likely to ask you to go and do? You are likely to ask me to go and help people in need. How do you know that I will ask you to go and help people in need? You want me to become like you. You want me to go and do what you did. You loved God. You loved others. God sent you on a mission to demonstrate His love to others. You will send me on a mission to demonstrate your love to others. I have no doubt about that, not one bit. That’s good. Will you have to travel a great distance to go and help people in need? Will it take the best of detective skills to discover someone in need? No, there are people in need all around me. I will just need to open my eyes to see those who are in need. I will just need to open my ears to you to hear you guiding me to help someone in need. Has this been a problem for you in the past? Yes, I have had a problem of both noticing and then going to help someone in need. Why is that? I have been preoccupied. I have been distracted. I have been too busy. I have not wanted to be interrupted. I have not wanted to be inconvenienced. How does all this sound to you? It sounds pathetic. It sounds embarrassing. It sounds self-centered. I don’t like what I am hearing from myself. I can imagine you don’t like the sound of what I’m saying either. That was then. What about now? Now, I want to help others in need. Now, I will go and help those who are in need all around me. Now, I want to be used by you. Now, I will go where you guide me. Now, I will do what you ask of me. I will love others just like you have loved me. I will allow you to use me to demonstrate your love in the world. That will be very good. 

Lord, I know I have walked right on by people in need. I either didn’t see their need or I didn’t want to see their need. Open my eyes to see those who need my help. Give me a heart of compassion to go and help those who are in need. Use me in your service. Amen

Key Question… What joy have you found in being used by the Lord to go and help others in need?

Living It Out… Allow the Lord to use you to go and help those who are in need.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will use you to go and help those who are in need.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are go and helping those who are in need.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow the Lord to use you to go and help those who are in need.

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Do The Same

The Virtuous Life - Day 254 - Luke 10:30-37 - Do The Same - Growing As Disciples

The Virtuous Life – Day 254 – Luke 10:30-37 – Do The Same – Growing As Disciples

Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.  “By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.  A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.  “Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.  Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him.  The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’  “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.  The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” Luke 10:30-37 (NLT)

Who Is My Neighbor?

That is what I will do. What will you do? I will love like you loved. I will give like you gave. I will serve like you served. How will you love and give and serve others? What will you do differently? I will have my heart and eyes and hands open and ready to help my neighbor. Who is your neighbor? My neighbor is anyone in need.  My neighbor is anyone I can help. Yes, that is true. You are correct. You have answered well. What might it cost you to love your neighbor? I’m not sure how to limit that answer to only loving my neighbor. What are you thinking? I am thinking that my love for my neighbor is part of my loving you. I cannot separate loving you from loving my neighbor. Loving you causes me to love my neighbor. Loving you causes me to go and do what you have asked me. What have I asked you? You want me to love my neighbor. Loving you and my neighbor is how I can be a bold and bright witness for you in the world. Loving you and my neighbor is how I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Loving you and loving my neighbor is how I can store up treasure in heaven with you. Yes, this is all true. Then when you ask me what it might cost to love my neighbor, I can only answer by saying loving you and my neighbor will cost me everything I have, everything I am, and everything I hope to be. Is that cost too high? Is that price too much? No, it is not. With your help, I will pay that price. My life is in your hands. I am at your disposal. That is very good.

Lord, I will not ignore and walk right on by those in need. I will have my heart and eyes and hands open to those who are in need. I will love my neighbor by helping them when they are in need. I will love like you loved even when it costs me a great deal. Amen

Key Question…  How has the Lord given you opportunities to love a neighbor by helping them with a need?

Living It Out…  Demonstrate your love for your neighbors by helping them with their needs.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will help you to love your neighbors by helping them with their needs.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are loving your neighbors by helping them with their needs.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you love your neighbor by helping them when they are in need.

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The Compassionate Life – Day 254 – Luke 10-30-37 – Do The Same – 4 Page Discipleship Study Guide

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Do Likewise

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 162 - Luke 10:30-37 - Do Likewise- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 162 – Luke 10:30-37 – Do Likewise- Growing As Disciples

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 expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”   Luke 10:30-37 (NIV)

Go And Do

I will go and do what you ask of me. What am I likely to ask you to go and do? You are likely to ask me to go and help people in need. How do you know that I will ask you to go and help people in need? You want me to become like you. You want me to go and do what you did. You loved God. You loved others. God sent you on a mission to demonstrate His love to others. You will send me on a mission to demonstrate your love to others. I have no doubt about that, not one bit. That’s good. Will you have to travel a great distance to go and help people in need? Will it take the best of detective skills to discover someone in need? No, there are people in need all around me. I will just need to open my eyes to see those who are in need. I will just need to open my ears to you to hear you guiding me to help someone in need. Has this been a problem for you in the past? Yes, I have had a problem of both noticing and then going to help someone in need. Why is that? I have been preoccupied. I have been distracted. I have been too busy. I have not wanted to be interrupted. I have not wanted to be inconvenienced. How does all this sound to you? It sounds pathetic. It sounds embarrassing. It sounds self-centered. I don’t like what I am hearing from myself. I can imagine you don’t like the sound of what I’m saying either. That was then. What about now? Now, I want to help others in need. Now, I will go and help those who are in need all around me. Now, I want to be used by you. Now, I will go where you guide me. Now, I will do what you ask of me. I will love others just like you have loved me. I will allow you to use me to demonstrate your love in the world. That will be very good. 

Lord, I know I have walked right on by people in need. I either didn’t see their need or I didn’t want to see their need. Open my eyes to see those who need my help. Give me a heart of compassion to go and help those who are in need. Use me in your service. Amen

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Becoming Like Christ – Day 162 – Luke 10-30-37 – Do Likewise – 4 Page Discipleship Devotional Study Guide

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