Is that all we need to do?

(J. R. Miller, "Devotional Hours with the Bible")

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" Luke 10:36

That was the Master's question. The lawyer could not help answering, "The one who showed mercy to him."

Then came the application, "Go—and DO likewise." Luke 10:37

It is not enough to hear good lessons, or look on good examples. When we have heard and seen—we must go out and DO the good things which are so beautiful, which our judgment commends.

It is not enough for the artist to have lovely visions in his mind—he must get his visions on the canvas, where they will be blessings to the world.

It is a precious privilege to look at noble lives and to read heavenly counsels. But we must reproduce in disposition, in act, in character, in our own lives—the excellent things we read.

Now we have read and understand the story of the Good Samaritan. Is that all we need to do? No! We must, "Go—and DO likewise!"