Who is your neighbor? Is it the guy next door or the lady down the hall? Is it the person in the next cubicle at work or the one next to you in the commissary line?
“But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29, NKJV).
Jesus had a way of turning an idea around to make it come to life. When the man asked Jesus who his neighbor was, Jesus responded with the story of the Good Samaritan and asked the question, “Who was a neighbor to the guy who needed help?”
And that’s the point. Instead of trying to identify your neighbor so you can avoid a time-consuming obligation, shouldn’t we focus on being a neighbor to the people who need our help?
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.