1. If we could love perfectly we would be perfect, since we can’t, we aren’t and therefore we need a savior for eternal life.
2. Loving your neighbor as yourself has been elevated to the higher command to love one another as Christ has loved you John 13:34.
3. Be that neighbor who shows Mercy to those who need Mercy in order to obtain Mercy yourself.
Notes taken while watching Cornerstone Chapel. September 12 2021.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Luk 10:25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
Luk 10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”
Luk 10:27 So he answered and said, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND,’ and ‘YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'”
Luk 10:28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” (No one has ever loved God with all their heart nor loved their Neighbour as themselves, ever, this includes you and me)
Luk 10:29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Luk 10:30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
Luk 10:31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.
Luk 10:34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Luk 10:35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’
Luk 10:36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
Luk 10:37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”