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Today's Insight from Chuck Swindoll

A Greek class was given an assignment to study the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25–37. As is true in most classes, a couple or three of the students cared more about the practical implications of the assignment than its intellectual stimulation.

The three carried out a plan where one played the Samaritan victim. They tore his clothes, rubbed on mud and catsup to create "wounds," marked up his face and eyes, then placed him along the path that led from the dormitory to the classroom building. While the other two hid and recorded, he groaned and writhed, simulating great pain.

Not one student stopped. They walked around him, stepped over him, and said things to him. Nobody stopped to help.

This incident always reminds me of a scripture that penetrates the surface of our intellectual concerns. "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?" (1 John 3:16–17, NIV).

Following the will of the Lord requires wisdom, clear thinking, and yes, action! Those Seminary students were full of the Word and probably had a great deal of love. But they did not see their fellow man lying beside the sidewalk. They were too full of "words" to see God's work right in front of their eyes.

You must really want to do the will of God!

Let’s vow to never be too full of "words" to see God's work that’s right in front of our eyes.

— Charles R. Swindoll Tweet This

Taken from Day by Day with Charles Swindoll by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright © 2000 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. Used by permission of Thomas Nelson. www.thomasnelson.com

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About Insight For Living

Through the Insight for Living radio broadcast and worldwide Internet outreach, Chuck Swindoll's practical Bible teaching reaches every major Christian radio market in all 50 states, more than 2,100 outlets worldwide in multiple languages, and an exploding Internet podcast audience. Insight for Living also maintains offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

About Chuck Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God's Word. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck's listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck's extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


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