Bind up the wound

Bettie Marlowe
Posted 2/20/18

In Luke 10, beginning at verse 30, Jesus told of a certain man who was robbed, stripped and wounded, as he was going to Jericho from Jerusalem. He told of two who saw the man, lying wounded, almost dead, and looked the other way – even passed by on the other side. But one, a Samaritan, had compassion on him. “ 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” (Luke 10:34 KJV). And he didn’t stop there, but when he left the next day, he gave the host enough money to take care of the wounded man, and promised even more when he returned.

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Bind up the wound

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Bind up the wound
In Luke 10, beginning at verse 30, Jesus told of a certain man who was robbed, stripped and wounded, as he was going to Jericho from Jerusalem. He told of two who saw the man, lying wounded, almost dead, and looked the other way – even passed by on the other side. But one, a Samaritan, had compassion on him. “ 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” (Luke 10:34 KJV). And he didn’t stop there, but when he left the next day, he gave the host enough money to take care of the wounded man, and promised even more when he returned.

Jesus told this story to a lawyer who was wanting to know how to have eternal life, as He designated who was the neighbor.

There are people all around us who have been wounded and so many times, their hurts are not seen or else ignored. The response, “Oh, get over it,” only serves to bring more hurt when that person needs compassion.
The wound is open – the Samaritan bound up the wounds, poured in oil and wine, and took him to a place of safety and hope.

Satan’s attacks on God’s Children has causes deep wounds – wounds which affect not just one, but brothers and sisters, families and churches. It has been said that the Christian army is the only one which kills its wounded. It should not be so. Even the world says, “Don’t kick a man when he is down.” How much more should a Christian love a brother.

If left open, a wound will be invaded by bacteria, infection will take hold. It can spread and touch vital organs, and the functions of the body will be disrupted.
It doesn’t matter how the wound comes about – we know it is the work of Satan. But it is the action of the Christian to “bind up the wounds.” There must be a healing. There must be reconciliation. There must be understanding. Where is the charity? It can only be done through the love of God alive in our hearts.
Who will bind up the wounds; close the gaps; pour in the oil. Let healing begin. We can’t allow Satan to have the advantage.

2 Corinthians 2:7-11 (KJV): So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Shall we let another soldier die?

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