On the brink of extinction

Hi friends πŸ‘‹,

A Discovery

As I was doing a search for my next post I discovered this amazing fact. Please check the image below.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritans accessed on 3 Oct 2018.

Dwindling numbers

I was shocked to know about the total population of this ethnic group. The total population mentioned was 796 in 2017. I hope someone can verify this information!

Matter of concern

But if it is true then it is worrisome issue. If we consider the brief history of this group, it is amazing. This group of Samaritans believed to have descended from sons of Joseph.

Interaction with Jesus

Jesus Christ when he was living on the earth had great interactions with the individuals from this tribe.

The woman

The woman at the well who had multiple partners belonged to this group. The Lord was so kind and gracious to her. He revealed her the most profound truth about worship.

John 4:24 NASBS
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Another samaritan

The other person mentioned originating from this group is the important person for our discussion. Any guesses?🧐 Oh great. You are correct. I am more interested in this special Samaritan. Let us read a scripture quote.

Luke 10:33-35 NASBS
But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,

[34] and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

[35] On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’

The good

This is the most famous story of the “Good Samaritan.” This story is universally popular. There is no prefix “good” in the scripture. The prefix good was added later as a token of appreciation of his great charity.

Good deed

The samaritans were the most despised people during that historical period. The good Samaritan originated from this hated ethnic group. When the Jewish nobles didn’t offer help to their own wounded brother, this stranger stepped in. He offered to help, he dressed his wounds. He did his share of helping a wounded. The Lord Jesus took note of his good deed.

John 8:48 NASBS
The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?”

Jesus the samaritan

Jesus himself was given a bad name by referring him as a samaritan. Yes in a way he was a samaritan because he Sacrificed himself to save me.

On the verge of extinction

I feel that every human being has a good Samaritan trait in his nature. Every human being has capabilities to serve as good Samaritan. I feel that this good Samaritan trait is slowly becoming rare and on the verge of extinction.

My experience

I experienced it in my own life. I don’t have the same passion to help others as I used to do in the past. There are various reasons for this lack of passion. But it is my prayer to the Lord Jesus that he may send his spirit and touch our spirit.

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, come and touch me and revive and restore the good Samaritan in me. I ask in your sweet name.

Thanks for reading.

Shalom πŸ•ŠοΈ from the Bible blogger πŸ˜‡

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22 thoughts on “On the brink of extinction

      1. Aww. Thanks Winnie. You made my day. I just write and post without expecting anything in return. I praise God for you. You have infused lot of encouragement to me. God bless you. You are my angel. πŸ‘Ό

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