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The Good Samaritan

Luke 10 begins with the commissioning of the seventy-two; the Lord sending his disciples out in pairs to spread the good news that, "The kingdom of God is at hand for you." (Luke 10: 9) However, the command to cure the sick and eat what is laid before them doesn't end there. It contains a warning to those who refuse to listen to the Gospel. The seventy-two were told to say, "The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you." (Luke 10:11) According to this scripture, even the dust from which they trod on will testify against their rejection of the Gospel.
It is remarkable that what follows is the return of the seventy-two in exhilaration that demons fled before them, that they had the power to speak the truth and the spiritual world responded. (Luke 10:17) The next verses are critical to understanding the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Discipleship is a privilege extended by God and all praise and honor should be given to God, n…