A CERTAIN SAMARITAN (Continued)
Scripture Reading: Luke 10: 30-37
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Up to and including this verse which begins on the morrow, we can account for two days. That stated, one can infer that a picture of a work in righteousness is in full operation at this point. In Luke 13:32, Jesus responded to Herod with these Words, "Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected." Cures in progress!
Here it is easy to see that the certain Samaritan is yet another picture of our Lord who was despised and rejected; nevertheless, He was the Savior of the world. John 14:3 reads, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." The certain Samaritan announced that he would come again. What would be happening in the meantime? The meantime in this parable is for us to see that Christ Jesus was going to the Cross and preparing a place in Himself for His Church through His obedience unto death and perfection in Resurrection on the third day.