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Joseph Andrews and the Parable of the Good Samaritan



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Living for God is the key to presiding fellowship, which as we progress, the growth of faith increases our daily responsibility to others, delicately allowing God to create, and structure ranks and file, by channeling our dormant inner emotions into personal stages of early development, by rebuking dereliction of duty and harmonizing the individual and organization in which we frequently serve. A Good Samaritan is indeed a person who is adaptable when the honest need for human help cries out. Kindness reaches out in dept with blind faith to others, with no consequential thought for self and hopes enlist the spiritual attachment from which moral survival is dependable.

Living for others reveals a clearer picture of ourselves; where our true character is unveil and the license to roam in the good of mankind is issued, we can seek for fortune and fame in this world and end up completing a marathon journey with nothing but empty vessels, and the payment of dishonor and ridiculed folk tale, but selfless sacrifice is an invaluable arsenal of victory, this also shows us intimately the attractive comparison of present theocracy, serving others with obedience to Christ simply means government under the immediate direction of God. Although this cross culture information may frustrate others who do not understand the rank and roll of a person in this life who has been chosen by God for a particular task, the intensity of that calling will undoubtedly pose capital conflict with family relationship.

There have always been some people who lived without religious convictions, and are convince that God is a myth, morally it is almost impossible to spot a mistake in their lives, they give minimum contribution to charity and are labeled upright citizen of their community, however, the truth is masqueraded, they entertain dark motives, fear is the key and deep down they are selfish, driven on by the pursuit of worldly gain, living only to find their own self gratification, the stream of kindness is far remove from their daily activities, and of course they will find every conceivable answer under the sun to evade salvation, even when unusual sickness comes calling at their door, and dangerous demonic entity makes their dwelling within the confines of their home a prison, already cramp with sophisticated rebelliousness, predictably grace still becomes a stranger, and children and other members of that family adopts those same principles, trusting no one but themselves, this practice becomes a of way of living, abandoning faith and accepting cheaper corruption as the norm, unable to wise up and put others and God first in their daily life.

Living for God is undoubtedly the most selfless sacrifice a true believer can make to confirm the promises made by Jesus. The gospel is all about sharing our earthy possessions, He who desires mercy must go and show mercy to all others who comes across the path of needs. The acts of selfless service and fearless heroism come into focus when our emotions are crush with vital decision. The Samaritan of Christ's parable depicted a person who did more than the minimum, more than was required. His attitude typified human goodness, whenever the opportunity presents itself, we should try to live for others that others may have the privilege to live.

Selfless sacrifice is the personal individual finest tribute of heroism borne out of anguish faith, excruciating pain, and countless traumas on a rugged uphill road, this includes all those who have fought and given their lives for the security of our beloved country.in the declaration of independence we hold that all men are created equal, and we have a moral obligation and duty to help one another.

Food, drink and money are not the only necessary commodities in this world that are important, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33.

The Good Samaritan story explains itself: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among vicious thieves, who rob him, and stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In self righteous manner, wanted nothing to do with the wounded, Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.

"So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.'"
"So which of these three," Jesus asked, "do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?" And the man who had first asked the question responded: "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise" Luke 10:30-37.

The traveler in Jesus' story was journeying from Jerusalem down to Jericho, a 17-mile trek descending 3,000 feet over rocky terrain, a dusty, rugged, bleak and dangerous road, with plenty of good places for robbers to hide. The thieves wounded and robbed him, even stealing the clothing off his body and leaving him "half dead."
1. Jesus taught that every person was a neighbor who should be cared for. Luke 10:29-37.
2. Jesus commanded the expert in the law to show love for his neighbors by meeting their needs. Luke 10:27, 29.

This story reached those who were unaware of the status of Samaritans, the relationship they held with other people, and how accountable mankind must be to each other, this powerful aspect of the parable became less and less discernible: as time progress fewer individuals have heard of them in any other context other than this one. The Good Samaritan is lesson in kindness for us all to learn.

To address this problem with the unfamiliar analogy, the story is often recast in a more recognizable modern setting where the people are ones in equivalent social groups known to not interact comfortably. For instance instead of a Jew being helped by a Samaritan one could place a Jamaican in that role, or even a member of the German social democratic party aided by an orthodox Jew. One could also have a racist helped by a member of another race, or a perverted man been helped by a woman, so by all means serve with prayers and use polite words to communicate, continue giving to charity and be an upright citizen of your community, but make your life an exemplary role in doing good whenever the opportunity arises.

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