The most forgotten parables in the Bible, The Good Samaritan and The Widow who gave from her heart.

Posted: July 13, 2014 in Thoughts on God

samOne of the things that I have noticed today is that it’s usually the Christians that have little to no possessions that are the ones who usually give the most. It reminds me of the widow who gave all (Mark 41-44). We have huge mega Churches with fancy lights, disco balls and sound systems that they paid millions for, but won’t help anyone who isn’t a member ( a members only club).  We have people with a ton of money and every toy imaginable who give every excuse not to help others and usually misquote a Bible verse to justify their inactions. We have Pastors making millions and keeping 600K in their private safes in the office, yet ask for a raise from the Church. These are the people that Jesus went after the most and defined them as hypocrites. He was so right.

I’ve posted two parables below that deal with the way we should give and treat others. I hope that people will soon realize that money doesn’t save you, it’s just a destructive force that promotes greed and ugliness unless you use it for God’s glory. Please feel free to share it to as many people as you can to show that we need to change our thinking about helping others from the worlds way to God’s way…..

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The Widows Offering:

Mark 12:41-44

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

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The Parable of the good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

Luke 10:25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] 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.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

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