Luke 10:25-37, And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” And Jesus said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” But the man, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ So Jesus asked, which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
And the man said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
What can we learn from this?
1. Loving God should move us to show love to people.
2. Ministry opportunities can happen at any moment.
3. Ministry will often interrupt our routine.
4. Loving God and loving people is rarely convenient.
Have you let God interrupt your day lately?