What Jesus Did! 'True Neighbors!' — Luke 10:36-37

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Then Jesus said, "Which one of these three men (the priest, the Levite, or the Samaritan) do you think showed love to the man that was hurt by the robbers?" The teacher of the law answered, "The one that helped him." Jesus said to him, "Then you go and do the same {for other people}!"
— Luke 10:36-37 NLT
Illustration of Luke 10:36-37 NLT — "Then you go and do the same {for other people}!"

Key Thought

Who is our neighbor? Not someone who can do something FOR us, but the one who has a need that Jesus can meet through us. Let's be that neighbor today!

Today's Prayer

Open my eyes, Lord, to the person who needs me to be his or her neighbor today. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 5:43-47
  • Leviticus 19:18
  • Zechariah 7:9


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.