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Proof Of Neighbourliness

Key Verse

“And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise” (Luke 10:37).

Text — Luke 10:29-37


The English Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a neighbour as, “One living or located near another.” Christ’s illustration and explanation in our text, show that neighbourliness goes beyond relating with people who live next door. Neighbourliness implies showing mercy or doing good deeds to people irrespective of their colour, tribe, nationalities, economic standings and religious backgrounds. According to Mary Ann Kelty, “Small kindness, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practised in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.”

You are neighbourly, when as a believer you help the poor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, support those who are weak and comfort the sorrowful. Do you know that assisting your colleagues in college is part of neighbourliness? Giving First Aid treatment to an injured person is kindness. It is true friendliness when you show a stranger the right way to go. The greatest good you can render, as a Christian, is to lead an unsaved person to salvation through faith in Christ. If you have never done it, start today.


Support those who are weak


Show kindness to people.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to be good to all people.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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