Read: Luke 10:25-37
This often told parable aptly describes three common philosophies people have about life: 1) what's yours is mine; 2) it's all about me; and 3) I recognize that all I have is a gift from my Lord and Savior, and is to be shared. We are told in this parable to love our neighbor as ourselves. Would we intentionally do harm to or not care for ourselves? What better way to share the gift of salvation than by helping someone find their way, or by helping someone need?
As you are out and about today, remember this parable and show the love of Jesus in even the smallest of ways, such as remembering to thank the server, holding the door for the mother with the children, or remaining calm when others around you are losing their tempers. There are always opportunities for us to show that we belong to Jesus. Will you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way today?
Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship.
Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness.
Supplication: Petition God for growth in your desire to know and please Him. Ask Him to give you a greater love and commitment to Him. Ask Him for the grace to glorify Him in your life. Intercede on behalf of your local church, other churches, evangelism and discipleship ministries and other concerns you may have. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have.