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Gut-wrenchingly Graphic - Luke 16:19-21
Jesus said, "There was a rich man that always dressed in the finest clothes. He was so rich that he was able to enjoy all the best things every day. There was also a very poor man named Lazarus. Lazarus' body was covered with sores. Lazarus was often put at the rich man's gate. Lazarus wanted only to eat the small pieces of food left from the rich man's table. And the dogs came and licked his sores!" (ERV) Full Text
This image makes us want to throw up. However, what makes us sick is probably the thought of having dogs licking Lazarus' open sores. Yes, like other images in Scripture, this is revolting. Even more sickening to God—and it should be to us—is a man who has so much but who is doing so little to help someone so close. Lazarus wasn't even looking for much. However, rather than anointing the sores with oil and bandaging Lazarus' wounds, the rich man spurned him and only the dogs would offer him comfort and companionship. Who is your Lazarus? And yes, who is my Lazarus?
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Today's Verses in Context
Luke Luke 16:19-31 (ERV)
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