Continued from yesterday
A Samaritan came riding down the road on his donkey. When he saw the man who was hurt, he stopped to see if he could help him. He washed his cuts with oil and wrapped them up. He put the man on his donkey and took him to the nearest inn.
If you missed yesterday’s tract, see it here.
In the morning, the good Samaritan said to the innkeeper, “Take care of the man until he is well. Here is money to pay you. If it is not enough, I will pay you more when I come again.” Found in Luke 10:30-35.
Jesus wants us to be loving and kind to those who are in need. When the love of Jesus lives in our hearts, we will do nothing because we are proud or selfish. But in humility, we will think more of others than we do of ourselves. We will not look only to our own interests, but will try to think and understand how others feel, too. The Bible says, “By love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).
We are to love our enemies and forgive those who treat us wrongly. We are never to return evil for evil.
When we have the love of Jesus in our hearts, we will be kind to our friends, obedient to our parents, and happy to tell other boys and girls what the Lord has done for us.
Jesus loved us so much that He died on the cruel cross for our sins. Now we should love Him so much that we give our hearts and lives to Him.
“We love him, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
God Is the Loving Father
By Mabel Niedermeyer and George F. Root
1. God is the loving Father
Of children everywhere;
No matter where their homes are,
They live within His care.
2. He loves all those in far lands
Whom I may never see;
He also loves the children
Who live next door to me.
I’m glad God is the Father
Of children everywhere,
And that we all may love Him
And talk with Him in pray’r.