Bible Universe

separator

Daily Devotional

Digging deep into the Word
26

Who is My Neighbor?

Average reading time is about 1 minutes

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? Luke 10:29

Among the Jews the question, "Who is my neighbour?" caused endless dispute. They had no doubt as to the heathen and the Samaritans. These were strangers and enemies. But where should the distinction be made among the people of their own nation and among the different classes of society? Whom should the priest, the rabbi, the elder, regard as neighbor? They spent their lives in a round of ceremonies to make themselves pure. Contact with the ignorant and careless multitude, they taught, would cause defilement that would require wearisome effort to remove. Were they to regard the "unclean" as neighbors?

This question Christ answered in the parable of the good Samaritan. He showed that our neighbor does not mean merely one of the church or faith to which we belong. It has no reference to race, color, or class distinction. Our neighbor is every person who needs our help. Our neighbor is every soul who is wounded and bruised by the adversary. Our neighbor is every one who is the property of God.



Would you like to know Jesus more?
Would you like to understand your Bible better?
Click here to sign up for our Free Online Bible School

Free Bible School

Bible School
Enroll in our Free Online Bible School Today!
Start your first lesson now!


Bible Search



Christian Hymns



Freebie!

Ultimate Resource
Request your free book, Ultimate Resource, today and learn how to study the Bible
Get It Now!


Back To Top