With road traffic accidents taking place every two minutes across the country, a study by the All India Institute of Medical Science AIIMS has revealed that Delhiites have very poor awareness of 'Good Samaritan Law' and those who want to help the victims are apprehensive of being harassed.
As many as people from various professions such as police, doctors, nurses, teachers, advocates and the general public were interviewed. The study noted that about 60 per cent of the general public were not aware of good Samaritan laws despite being literate citizens and Also read In absence of formal conveyance, Delhi school kids run after moving vehicles for ride. On the other hand, nearly 50 per cent of police, doctors and teachers seemed to be aware of the laws in question. Gupta said, "We have written a letter to PM to include the subject of good samaritan laws in his programme 'Mann ki Baat' to create awareness.
Read Rash driving kills 8 in New Delhi every night.
The words of Jesus are spoken to us too! We must also show mercy.
- Delhiites have poor awareness of Good Samaritan Law: Reveals a study by AIIMS;
- Calvins Christmas Wish;
- Luke 10:25-37;
So, what does it mean to show mercy? It means to show others loving-kindness and compassion; to show pity and be ready to help someone who is in trouble. This is how Jesus represented mercy in the parable. They asked Jesus if they should send fire from heaven to destroy the Samaritan village! Jesus sternly rebuked them! The good news for us is that God is the source of mercy! There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Parable of the Good Samaritan
When we need it most, we can be confident in approaching God to receive mercy. Since we receive mercy, Jesus wants us to show others the same! The scribe, an expert in the law, wanted Jesus to validate his actions and attitude toward others who he considered to be his neighbors. Yet, Jesus saw their heart and motives on the inside. He saw who they really were and He had harsh words for them. Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness. Instead of validating him, Jesus pointed out the Samaritan as a true neighbor rather than the Jewish priest or the Temple assistant Luke God often rebuked the religious leaders of His day because they were hypocrites.
They liked to put on a show for others rather than live a life filled with truth and love. God has always placed more importance on the inside versus the outside of a person. The Lord doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. David had fooled everyone. He had literally gotten away with murder! Yet, He had not fooled God. David then pleaded with God to forgive him and restore him. He asked God to cleanse him and purify his heart and his inward parts Hebrew wording.
Let us be more concerned about being pure inside than impressing or fooling others on the outside! Let us pray daily that the Holy Spirit would cleanse and purify our hearts! The Samaritans and Jews both claimed their Temple was the true place to worship God. The Samaritan woman spoke about this when she talked to Jesus at the well. Jesus responded that soon it would not matter where God was worshiped.
He wanted all people to worship Him in spirit and in truth. But, before anyone can worship in spirit and truth, they must hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. He performed many miracles there. The apostles in Jerusalem heard what was happening in Samaria and came to lay hands on the people so they could be filled with the Holy Spirit!
On the way back to Jerusalem they preached the Gospel in Samaritan villages along the way. Yes, the Gospel was and is for everyone, both Jews and Gentiles alike.
Lord Griffiths: Who is the Good Samaritan today?
There is no one true place to worship God. Regardless of who or where we are, when we worship God in spirit and truth, our worship is accepted and pleasing to God!
- Netherhall Gardens?
- Ergebenheit (German Edition).
- Lord Griffiths: Who is the Good Samaritan today?;
- Hell in the hands of a Gracious God!
- Something to Be Desired (Vintage Contemporaries).
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