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The Divine Samaritan
Most are familiar with Jesus’ Good Samaritan answer to the question, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ * Why did Jews in Jesus’ time despise Samaritans? After Assyria destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel, the Assyrians repopulated the area with other people groups. Intermarriage with Jews followed, and a blending of Bible truth and pagan error became what the Samaritans (part Jew, part something else) practiced. The Jews despised these “wannabe Israelites.”
Yet the Holy Spirit worked in Samaritan hearts, too, and many ultimately accepted Jesus as the promised Messiah foretold in Scripture. Do we look through the lenses of ethnicity, caste, culture, or creed today? Such is not the way of the Lord. In fact, Jesus is the Divine Samaritan. He risked His life to minister to fallen and dying humanity, leaving heaven to incarnate into humanity, becoming a blend of human and divine. Others viewed him as a half-breed, just like Samaritans. The question, “Who is your father?” ** was often thrown in His face, yet He knew who He was and lived the truth in love.
Personal identity issues drive prejudicial vision. When we are secure in our identity as children of our heavenly Father, we view others as His children. Some need help/education in many areas of life, yet like Jesus, we view them through the lens of what they can become in Christ, not what they are now.
Jesus lived out the character of God for all to see, *** and this is the character that Strong Tower Radio proclaims throughout each day! Thanks to your prayers, testimonies, and financial support, people of all ethnicities, castes, and cultures are being drawn to God by the Holy Spirit as they listen. Thank you for investing with Jesus’ perspective: lives are transformed; praise God! *Luke 10:29 ** John 8:19 *** John 14:6, 9
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