Read Luke 10:33

The Samaritan, moved by deep compassion, approached the wounded man on the road. He didn’t merely feel sorry for him from a distance; he went up close, bandaged his wounds, and cared for him.

The priest and the Levite in the story may have felt a twinge of sympathy, but the Samaritan’s willingness to get involved sets him apart. In our lives, we often encounter situations that call for compassion, and this parable urges us not to be bystanders but active participants in relieving the suffering of others.

1. True compassion takes action. What simple act of care can you take today to come alongside someone you’re building a relationship with this week?

2. With a busy schedule, it’s easy to get distracted from the needs of others. What suffering or hurting person comes to mind that maybe you’ve overlooked this week?

3. you have likely stepped out of your comfort zone this week. What has helping people on this trip required of you? How has it blessed you in unexpected ways?

Compassion should not be passive. We should allow our compassion to motivate us to act with love. Pray to God and ask Him to help you live this out daily and to open your eyes to opportunity.

Day 3 of 7  from the 2024 Mission Discovery Devotional