The victim on the road knew the dangers of the highway, but
likely thought those things always happen to someone else. He
thought, "I'll get by." We always think that sickness and harm
will come to others before us. We live in denial until shocked
by the reality of our situation.
The man hurt was helpless, much like all sinners are helpless.
He was incapable of helping or saving himself! He was totally
dependant upon someone to take pity on him and come to him.
I see Jesus understanding of His mission. He had been sent into
the world to have compassion on lost sinners.
He did not evaluate their worthiness. He did not ask why they
were on the road they were on doing something foolish that had
resulted in their condition so He could dismiss them. He went to
them to pour the oil of God's love and the wine of God's grace.
ROM 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still
POWERLESS, Christ died for the ungodly.
ROM 5:7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though
for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
ROM 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While
we were STILL SINNERS, Christ died for us.
POWERLESS SINNERS NEED HELP is simply how Jesus lived His life!
Jesus obviously believed that there is nothing more important
than how you treat people.
In the parable the man being helped had no idea he was being
helped. He was witless and helpless. No doubt when he awoke in
that inn in Jerico, he had a lot of questions to ask about the
one who had saved him when he didn't even know his name.
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