Luke 10:30-37 In reply Jesus said, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jerico, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him for half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins, and gave them to the innkeeper. "Look after him," he said, "and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have."
"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
The expert in the law replied, "the one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him "Go and do likewise."
What might be some birds attitudes and responses?
The parrots response probably would have been: laying down and pretending to be wounded also, just to see if it would work for them.
The woodpeckers response would be more then likely looking at his watch and deciding to get to his meeting. "I don't have time to get involved in this, I'm just too busy to waste my time helping. I have my routine to keep up with."
The peacocks would say, "thank goodness it's you and not me. Let someone else help and get dirty."
The canaries would respond probably with let someone else take care of him.
The ostrich would stick his head in the ground, saying, "It's none of my business, I won't get involved."
The night owls would say, "You got yourself there, get your own self out."
The buzzards and crows more then likely would just keep on kicking him while he was down, enjoying his misery..
The chickens response would be one sitting on the fence asking others to move out of the way. "I can't see everything going on."
I think you get my point. The eagles response is located on my profile page in my blogs under commitment.
God does not look for ability but availability.
Gods living Word is just loaded with guidance, direction, support, and truth! We are able, as His children, to help another when they are placed on our path.
Gods word tells us, we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.(Eph. 2:10), all things are possible, (Matt19.26) His grace is sufficient, (2Cor.12:9) He will direct our steps, (Proverbs 3:6) He will supply all our needs, (Phil4:19) He will carry us, sustain us, rescue us. I'm sure this applies to us helping another. We are more then conquerors. (Romans 8:37) How can we fail or lose by reaching out or helping another? John 13:34,35 to love one another is an action! A couple of reminders for the owls and other birds...Luke 16:19-26, Matthew 25:31-46. Stepping up and reaching out! Two or more...Christ through you! God Bless you! Brown Eagle
This is for those of us who might be having a rough day at work, mourning a loss, facing a town bully, medical issues, falling short, bills growing while moneys stretched out all ready, having problems pleasing others, didn't do quite as good as we would have wanted too, chore lists growing......
- Get Your Own
In Colossians 3 verse 3 God tells us, "For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God."
One way I explain this verse is that you take a black Missouri walnut. I'm sure we have all had our experiences with them. On the outside is the soft shell, that when you crack and peel it, they leave that black stain on your fingers for days. Next you have that hard shell to crack, and then the nutmeat is inside. It's like that for us. I know that when things are coming at me, it goes through the soft shell, God first, and then the hard shell, Christ, before it ever gets to me, the one inside. I know that I'm protected within two layers and whatever is going to happen, that it's going to have to go through the first two layers, God and Christ first before it ever reaches me. I know that I'm going to be ok, I'm not alone, I have a place of comfort and peace to retreat too. God is in complete control and in charge of everything that occurs in my life. This gives me a lot of comfort.
Matthew 11:28,29 Heb, 4:16 John 14:27 John 15:4 1Cor.6:17