Your Neighbor is God Appointed
A Divine Appointment – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Matthew 18:23-35
Key Verse: Luke 10:33
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
In Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan, there were four men involved. One man was beaten and robbed. One man was a Levite. Levites served in the temples and were highly regarded as wise and learned men. One man was a priest. Priests were considered the holiest people in the Jewish community. People came to the priests for spiritual guidance. The fourth man was a Samaritan. Samaritans were half breeds—they had a Jewish parent and a Gentile parent. This caused the children of these “mixed” marriages to be hated by all.
In my opinion, three of these men had a divine appointment. The priest, the Levite, and the Samaritan would come face to face with a fellow human being that was hurting. They did not know it when they got out of bed that morning! Whatever business these three had, that took them on the road past this person in need, was on their minds.
It is the same for us each morning. We get out of bed and are thinking about what is on our agenda for the day! God chooses not to reveal to us what He has in mind for that day for us, but God does have business—divine business—He wants His children to take care of. It may not be every day, but “divine appointments” are given to Christ followers by their Father in heaven. (Continued)
Father, I give this day to you. Keep my eyes and heart open so I don’t miss a divine appointment from you. In Jesus’ name, amen.