The story of the Good Samaritan is in part simply about helping someone in need – no money, no clothing, no food, maybe barely alive. In some ways, this seems easy: Who would refuse help when someone is in the most desperate straits? But like the priest or the Levite who ignored the robbery victim, some people do walk on by. The first answer to “When do we help?” is “when someone is in need.”
1. Have you ever ignored someone in need?
2. How do you determine when someone really is in need?
Challenge: Pray that God will attune your spirit to His and upgrade your awareness of those around you who are poor and might need your help – as well as fine-tuning your generosity to be willing to give.
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