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The Parable Of The Good Samaritan: Dwight L. Moody Commentary

Notes From My Bible
The Parable Of The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:30

By Dwight L. Moody

A certain man – the whole human race
Went down – fell
From Jerusalem – the place of blessing (Psalm 76:2 “In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion.”)
To Jericho – the place of the curse (Joshua 6:26 “And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord , that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho”)
And fell among thieves – Satan and his angels
Which stripped him of his raiment – Satan stripped man of his innocency.
And wounded him – a wound which brought death to mankind.
And departed – having set man going, Satan could leave him on his path (Proverbs 29:15 “a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”)
Leaving him half dead – dead in soul, mortal in body.
And by chance – that is, by coincidence.
A certain priest – the law.
Came down that way – going the same downward path. (Psalm 49:7 “None of them can by any means redeem his brother”)
And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side – unable or willing to help.
And likewise a Levite – ceremonials
But a certain Samaritan – Jesus incarnate.
As he journeyed – it does not say “down” Perhaps he was journeying up to Jerusalem.
Came where he was – became (Hebrews 2:4 “partaker of flesh and blood”)
And when he saw him, he had commission on him – just as Jesus had when He saw the bereaved widow of Nain. (Luke 7:13)
And went to him, and bound up his wounds – “with his stripes we are healed,” – at Calvary.
Pouring in oil and wine – at Pentecost
And set him on his own beast – putting man in His own place. (Ephesians 2:6
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”)
And brought him to an inn – where all bonafide travelers were received.
And took care of him – knowing the negligence of the servants.
And on the morrow when he departed – to return to heaven.
He took out two pence – two gifts.
And gave them too the host – (Ephesians 4:7 “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”)
And said unto him, Take care of him – (Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”)
And whatever thou spendest over, I will repay thee – no care shown to wounded travelers is forgotten. (Matthew 25:40
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”)
When I come again – His second coming.


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