“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” Acts 10:38 ESV
The character of the Good Samaritan in the story that Jesus shared in the book of Luke chapter 10, is a reference point to describe our goodness as Christians. The wounded man was a total stranger to him, yet he was good to him. He did try to give immediate care and also took him to a place where he received further care. He spent his money with no thought of taking a refund. He just did this because goodness resides in him. Jesus, our Lord, and Saviour went about doing good to all men, both Jews and Gentiles. He did all with no hidden agenda of receiving anything in return. We are not supposed to act out goodness or be pleasant to people around us at will, it must be our personality. We can’t be selective about who to be good too. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must be good to all men that cross our path in life. Goodness is not an attribute of Adamic nature, but spirit led. To live a life of goodness, we must be anointed to do good by the Holy Spirit and have God’s presence with us just like Jesus.
Lord Jesus, fill my life with the spirit of goodness. Amen
BIBLE READINGS: Luke10:30-35
ÌṢŌRE TI KÒ NÍ ANFANI IKỌKỌ
“Ani Jesu ti Nasareti, bi Ọlọrun ti dà Ẹmi Mimọ́ati agbara le e lori: ẹniti o nkiri ṣe ore, nṣe didá ara gbogbo awọn ti Èṣu si npọn loju; nitori Ọlọrun wà pẹlu rẹ̀.” Iṣe Aposteli 10:38
Isõre arákùnrin Samaria ti Jesu sọ ninu iwe Luke ori kewa je atọka pàtàkì láti ṣàpèjúwe isõre awa Kristẹni. Arakunrin ti awọn ole ṣalọgbẹ yi jé àjòjì, sibẹ ara Samaria yìí sõre fun un, o ṣe itọju rẹ lọgan, o sì tun gbe e lọ si ile ìtọjú. O ná owo rẹ lai ni ero lati gba pada, o se eleyii nítorípé emi isõre wa ninu rè. Bakanna, Jesu Oluwa ati Olugbala wa nlo káàkiri lati ṣe ọrẹ fún gbogbo eniyan. O ṣe gbogbo iṣẹ wọn yi lai ni ero ikọkọ lati gba ohunkóhun. Isõre wa kii ṣe ohun tí a n foju ṣe, tabi ṣe nigbati o wùwá, sugbon ọ gbọdọ jẹ ìwà wà. A kò le ṣe àṣàyàn awọn ẹni tí a lè ṣelõre gẹgẹ bí ọmọ ẹhìn Jésù Kristi, a gbọdọ ṣe rere si gbogbo awọn ti a ba pade l’ọna ayé wa. Isõre kii se ohun ara sugbon ti emi, lati le gbé ìgbé ayé isõre, a ni lati gba ifamiororo yan lati owó Emi Mimo ki Olorun sì wà pẹlu wa gẹgẹ bí ti Jesu.
Oluwa, bukun aye mi pelu emi oun rere
BIBELI KIKA: Luke 10:30-35