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Will You Go To The Unclean?

 

(John 4:4) “Now it was necessary for him to go through Samaria.”

(Acts 10:28) “He told them, ‘You understand how wrong it is for a Jew to associate or visit with a gentile. But God has shown me that I should stop calling anyone common or unclean,’”

(Mark 2:16-17) “When the scribes and the Pharisees saw him eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard that, he told them, ‘Healthy people don’t need a physician, but sick ones do. I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners.’”

 

 

The Samaritans, also called Gentiles at times in the New Testament were disliked and rejected by the religious Jews. They were the thugs, corrupt businessmen, and politicians, thieves, adulterers, promiscuous, with no moral standards, idol worshippers…etc. Basically our modern society in general. However, Jesus was known for not only reaching out to them but eating with corrupt tax collectors and allowing prostitutes to sit at his feet and worship Him. How many social outcasts have you literally embraced this week and shared God’s love with?

It’s easy to fellowship with people of our own culture, skin color, social caste or status, belief system, and moral standards. But what about those who everyone ignores in the streets and even avoids if they can? I’m talking about the prostitutes on the street corners, the drunkards begging outside the supermarket, the heavy metal fans wearing chains, piercings, and demonic t-shirts, the transsexuals, and the elderly who by their looks and smell live alone and are not doing well mentally. Do you know that the same blood that was shed on the cross to pay for your sins, was also a payment for their souls?

As a former Hindu and part of a high social status, I was never encouraged to mingle or get close with those of a lower caste, or even a lower social status. Coming from a respected Sindhi business family in Spain, I was actually encouraged to mingle with my own kind and if not, then to make sure my friends were an investment for networking in the future.

However, long before I accepted Christ, I was never able to get myself to reject anyone who was different. Once I let Christ become my Lord, this radically increased to the point that I became very popular amongst all the social outcasts in my neighborhood. I would preach and sit with anyone anywhere, no matter if they were doing drugs, if they were filthy and drunk, or if they were transsexual prostitutes. Many started to come to church to be saved and even return to Christ if they had lost their way.

We seem to forget that it is these social outcasts, deeply bound by chains of evil and sin, and the spiritually sick, the ones Jesus came to save. They are the ones who will be sitting next to us in heaven at the great banquet. Your rich contacts and your family members you are constantly trying to impress and get approval from have probably rejected Christ already and they will not be with you in heaven.

 

 

Jesus had to go through Samaria and approached an adulterous woman for some water who ended up sharing the Gospel with the whole town and bringing many to believe in Christ. Ask God today to bring you to that Samaritan who needs to hear that Jesus loves them.

 

 


Prayers
• Heavenly Father, to them who fear You, O Lord You will show Your covenant. You are the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations. Lord, You will never forsake Your saints.
• Thank You Father that Jesus came to save anyone who would receive Him, without looking at culture, creed, color of skin, or social status.
• Thank You that Jesus came to save those who confessed that they are sick and need help.
• Forgive us for first of all thinking that we are better than anyone else.
• Forgive us for rejecting those whom Christ shed His blood for.
• Show us with our spiritual eyes those who need to see the love of Jesus through us.
• Give us the heart to love those that Jesus died for and to not worry about what others will think about us.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

 

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