Day 16 ~ Advent Countdown-In His Word 12-16-2023


Day 16 ~ Advent Countdown-In His Word  12-16-2023 

Jesus shared a few Parables to teach the people and especially his disciples wisdom and truth. He sometimes taught them compassion and mercy. In this time, he shared the ‘Good Samaritan” story and tried teaching the people about kindness, mercy and not being picky about who we help. He   was approached by a man who asked what he could do to get eternal life as he was telling the story. He refers to it below when asking the man a question about the people in the story to present the answer to this man.

Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.

The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”                                                             

 Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.” Luke 10:36-37

Go and do likewise, in some versions, but Jesus wanted the man to know now that He knew who Jesus was that He could change how he lived. As the new year gets closer each day we often plan for things to change with the digits. This year lets examine our hearts and see if there is something in us that we can change. An attitude, a mood we pick up often, maybe a way of thinking we need to stop falling back on. Let’s ask God to change the ways we need to change and just accept what we can’t change. In Jesus’ name…