I. The Lord’s commission to the seventy (10:1-24). Can you imagine that such wicked cities as Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim are more righteous than those who reject the saving message of Jesus? As the disciples returned and took joy in the occasions when they were able to do many mighty things, the Lord reminded them of what was really important. It is more important to be a faithful servant of God; being such will have one’s name in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
II. The good Samaritan (10:25-37). Showing mercy to those who are lightly regarded. An orthodox Jew showing any kind of mercy to a despised Samaritan was simply unheard of, but Jesus makes sure all hear it from now on.
III. Is it really that important (10:38-42). What is more important, being a fine hostess or learning things of a spiritual nature? We all desire to be received when others come to our home; this is, probably, as it should be. However, is it all that important? Does my house REALLY need that cleaning that I have been thinking about all week? Many things in life deserve a proper priority, but when we dismiss the Lord’s way or cause for something of this world, we have most assuredly placed the wrong priority on the wrong thing.