No debate? I think it’s true that most of us care enough to want to do the right thing when others need our help. But, often, it’s a matter of reacting quickly and bypassing that usual internal debate of “do” or “not do” that really makes the difference.
Think about it. Sometimes the difference between caring or not is reacting, and not debating about the risk. Such was Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan.
God’s Word tells us: “‘But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him’” (Luke 10:33).
God doesn’t want you and I to take foolish risks when we’re offering our help to others; but He is asking us to risk our own comfort and time. That goes with the turf. May it be that when others are hurting our reaction time will be quicker than our debating time. We miss so much when we debate too long.
“Heavenly Father, thank You that You have a compassionate heart and for Your love that follows through to my healing. Let this same compassion reside within me, and teach me to invest in others as you have invested in me. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!”
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