Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Good Samaritain
Back to Matt.22:37,38,39,40
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment" And the second is like unto it, Thou shault love thy neighbour as thyself"
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? -1 jn.4:20
The WORD says if you love me you will keep my commandments. If you break one you broke them all. So how many have given 100% and can stand justified by the Law? Only One Yeshua, NONE of us.
To come to the point of understanding that this is impossible to us we come to the beginning of wisdom. We have need of Him to step in cause man has sinned, everyone.
Matt.5:43 You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
(*And what was the context?)
*Lev 19:18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
*Deu 23:3 "No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever
*Deu 23:4 because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you
*Deu 23:5 But the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loved you.
*Deu 23:6 You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever.
A certain lawyer asked Yeshua "who is my neighbour?" -Lk.10:29
Luk 10:36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?
Luk 10:37 He said, "The one who showed him mercy." And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise.
Luk 10:33 But a Samaritain, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion
* And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. -Matt.25:40
No man of his own accord can inherit the kingdom ogf God all have fallen short it requires embracing God. One has to first repent and confess There is One God the source of life and truth.
suggested follow up blog: The Law/ showing LOVE
17And when he (Jesus) was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
Where are our priorities? Is God first? If so one also has concern for his fellow man.
1 Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (Lk.10:36-37)
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Jn.6:28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40)
In old Jerusalem the eastern gate would be closed at night and the needle gate would remain accessible (smaller / narrow door ). This was a common defensive practice for ancient kingdoms (the smaller door sometimes known to be within the larger gate). A fully loaded camel wouldn't be able to just pass through. Much like a man that is fixed on worldly possessions over being spiritually fruitful is unable to be of use to God and isnt putting Him first.