The Good Samaritan Luke 10:30-35 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
The Good Samaritan is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, notice the particulars in this story that show you what the Lord does for a lost soul.
He saved him – the Good Samaritan did what the religious crowd won’t do. They passed by on the other side; the Lord came to him where he was. The religious crowd doesn’t deal with salvation; Jesus does. He said that he came to seek and to save that which was lost. And he will meet you along the way when you need him and he will save you if you receive him.
He had compassion on him – the Lord is always moved by compassion. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. Jesus loved the rich young ruler in spite of the fact that he wouldn’t do what was necessary to have eternal life. We love him because he FIRST loved us. Jesus won’t leave you when you are half dead.
He bound up his wounds with oil and wine – sin wounds you. It’s a killer and it beats you up before it kills you. That should be a hint to you that sin never leaves you better than it found you. You should get away from it now before it kills you. The oil that the Lord used typifies the Holy Spirit who gives you spiritual life and heals your broken spirit. The wine that he used typifies the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that cleanses away all of your sin and unrighteousness. It purges your conscience from “dead” works.
He brought him to an inn – the inn pictures a good church that through preaching, teaching, prayer and fellowship provides the restful place that you need to heal.
He took care of him – the Bible says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” The Lord takes care of his own.
He departed – Jesus is in heaven seated at the right hand of God. Nevertheless, he still looks after you. The inn is a temporary place of rest. Jesus has a better place for you in heaven.
He took out two pence – a penny is a day’s wage [Matt 20]. Two pence is enough for two days’ wages. Each day is with the Lord as 1,000 years [2 Pet 3:8]. The church age so far has been nearly 2,000 years. And so the Lord provides enough to pay the bills through the entire church age [Rom 8:32].
He left him in the care of the host – this fellow pictures a pastor and caring members of the church. The Lord gave the church pastors and teachers for the work of the ministry [Eph 4:11-12].
He promised to repay any extra – the Lord takes care of it all and then rewards you at the judgment seat of Christ when you minister to others.
He promised to come again – Jn 14:1-3 – he intends to take this fellow with him just like he takes us at the rapture.