avoiding love



Luke 10:29-32

Luk 10:29 But the expert, wanting to vindicate himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
Luk 10:30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him up, and went off, leaving him half dead.
Luk 10:31 Now it happened that a priest was going down that road, but when he saw the injured man he passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

avoiding love

The priest and Levite would have been quick to agree with this expert in religious law. They each would have said that Loving God was the most important thing, and loving our neighbours as ourselves is a close second. But each of them sought ways to avoid the actual practice of loving a neighbour in need. Their theology was not at fault. Their selective application of it was.

LORD, make us into the people we know we should be.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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