January 21, 2018
Psalms 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Compassion: A suffering with another; painful sympathy; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; Compassion is a mixed passion, compounded of love and sorrow; at least some portion of love generally attends the pain or regret, or is excited by it
Psalms 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
What a blessing it is to serve a Lord who is the very definition of compassion!
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
I am sure you will agree that there is not one of God’s children who have not been personally touched by the wonderful, matchless compassion of our Lord and Saviour!
His Compassion is matchless in our sin both before and after He saves us. What compassion He had to reach down even while we were in our sins and deliver us from certain destruction.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And likewise, most of us can identify with the great compassion the father showed his prodical son, who chose to go his own way for a season.
Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Not only these, but how our God demonstrated His compassion through the storms of life, just as He spoke peace to the winds and the waves, He speaks peace to the storm or to our hearts.
Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Our precious Lord has not only had compassion on us in our sins and in our storms, but in our suffering and our sorrows as well. He is our Great and Proven High Priest who walks, ever so compassionately with you through the very darkest of hours to succor and sustain His dear children.
Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.