Today’s Devotional – December 19 (“And Just Who is My Neighbor?”)

By admin On December 15th, 2013

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – December 19th

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“And Just Who is My Neighbor?”

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“And Jesus answering said, A certain man… fell among thieves, which…wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead….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” Luke 10:30, 33, 34,

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This above well-known parable has great spiritual meaning.

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But it can also apply to everyday situations.

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Good Samaritan – (Watts) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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WHAT’S A 5 DOLLAR BILL?

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“Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.” Proverbs  21:13 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Helping_the_homeless.jpg

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Now of course, the Believer should be most concerned about supporting faithful ministries, which proclaim the Gospel.

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But it wouldn’t hurt to give a little extra, to those who are “down and out”.

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Maybe just to slip them a 1$ bill or even a $5 bill.

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Or better yet, go to the thrift shop and buy some little Gideon pocket-Bibles, and put that $5 bill in one, hanging half-way out. 

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Yes, even a dollar or two would mean so much to those who have nothing!

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Helping the homeless wikimedia share-alike license

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MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

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Well, there are many ways to give to others.

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And each must decide just how and where and who to give to.

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President Bush helping with Toys For Tots – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF”

Romans 13:9

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But the point of this little devotion is about a very big Bible truth.

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And that truth is just this….

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Whatever the situation of life, we must try to put ourselves in the place of others.

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How would I like to be treated, if I was that homeless person?

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Or how would I like to be treated if I was that bumbling cashier?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wegmans_Cash_Register.jpg?uselang=af

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Or how would I like others to talk about me, if I was the object of discussion?

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This is a great part of Christianity: to constantly think about how I would like to be treated by others, if the “tables were turned”.

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And you never know, it just might come to pass, that someday, I might be the one standing on the corner, begging for a few dollars.

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cashier – Wegmans Cash Register – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Drunk Panhandler – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to have more compassion for others. And show me the many ways that I can help others who have varied needs. Give me the love of Christ which yearns and sympathizes to all who are in need…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)

 

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Pharisee Scorner”

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TOMORROW:

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December 20 (Arcturus, The Star That Wise Men Follow)

 

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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