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The Good Samaritan (part two)

But there is more to this parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke’s gospel. It isn’t just about, “Who is my neighbor?” Ultimately it is about, “Who is my Savior?” Luke makes this clear for us when he tells us at the very beginning of the passage that the lawyer desires to “justify himself.” (v. 29) By seeking to justify himself he wants, like every faithful Jew in his day, to set himself right before God (and man) by living his life in such a way that he qualifies for salvation. Yet the only way he can qualify is to keep the law, perfectly. Continue reading

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