Three Attitudes Toward Possessions

  All three are exemplified in the parable of the Good Samaritan. You might want to reread it from Luke 10: 25-37.

  First, there is the attitude of the thieves. They thought, "What is yours is mine if I can take it." They acted on that attitude and robbed the man of what was his.

  Second, there is the attitude of the priest and Levite who went down the same road, saw the victim, but continued on their way. They thought, "What is mine is mine and I will keep it." This selfishness is so apparent in our world, isn't it?

  Third, the Good Samaritan had the attitude, "What is mine is yours if you need it." His willingness to share and help those less fortunate causes us all to admire him.

  What is your philosophy toward possessions, dear friend? Do you think it matters? Well, it does. We can be sure which one the Lord approves, can't we?