"And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side."
Every day there are divine appointments we miss because of our blindness to God's guiding hand. The parable of the man who fell among thieves is a classic picture of two men who missed their divine appointment. After the man was robbed, beaten and left to die, the priest and Levite walked by his way but did nothing for this dying man because they wanted nothing to do with the situation. When the Samaritan came by his way, he stopped, bandaged the man and brought him to safety until his healing. Each of these men had a divine appointment that day, but only one fulfilled his appointment. I find four reasons from this story why people miss their divine appointments.