Like the Samaritan
| We are not informed
where the man that is called "the good Samaritan" learned to be
the kind, considerate, sympathetic and generous person he proved to be. It
could have been from Proverbs 28:27, "He that giveth unto the poor
shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse."
He certainly did not hide his eyes from the wretched man that fell among
the thieves, did he? He was not like the priest and Levite who passed by
as if they never saw this poor victim. The Samaritan knew his conduct
toward this unfortunate man would display his own character and would come
back to him either as a source of blessings or curses.
Whoever taught him to do as he did surely did a marvelous piece of righteous work. We should learn as he learned and we should be ready to use our knowledge in the wise manner he did. There are many people we would do well to imitate and "the good Samaritan" is one of them.