by Rex Yancey

A Story About Life
Rex Yancey
Luke 10:30-37

There are those in our world today who talk about the obsoleteness of the Bible. That argument is the foundation for political correctness. It goes like this, "Bible writers lived in simpler times therefore, we have to update truth on the matters of abortion, homosexuality, and traditional marriage, etc."

Is the Bible relevant or not? You heard me read these few verses a moment ago. But did you really hear me?

In this story, Christ spoke of violence. From cartoons to newsrooms we experience violence in our living rooms every day. People are robbed, raped or killed, and sometimes these three things are put together.

I know about violence firsthand because my brother was murdered in cold blood. The perpetrator of the crime confessed that "I killed a man and all I got was five dollars, a T. V. and a V. C. R."

Jesus spoke about crime in this story. There are always those who work to get out of work. There will always be scavengers who survive by sucking the blood out of others. They justify it by having pity party thoughts that others have it better than them. They do not take into account the price that was paid in education and hard work.

Jesus talked about racial discrimination in this story. The Jews hated the Samaritans and the Samaritans hated the Jews. The Samaritans were half breeds who intermarried with the Assyrians and became a mixed race. The pure Jews would not worship with them. So the Samaritans had their own temple, priesthood, and religious ceremonies.

Jesus talked about hatred in this story. There is plenty of that to go around in the world. I don't know you so I hate you. You have more than me so I hate you. You have less than I do so I hate you. My forefathers were mistreated by your forefathers so I hate you.

Jesus talked about neglect and unconcern in this story. One man said, "The problem in the world is ignorance and apathy, but I don't know and I don't care." ...

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