Posts Tagged ‘ Compassion ’

VerseD: Colossians 3:12

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Colossians 3:12, ESV

As a Christian, are you known for your compassion, kindness, humility, patience, and your ability to not be easily offended or thought stupid/ ignorant/gullible/foolish?

All of these can be hard, but especially in this current world we struggle with meekness.

VerseD: Psalm 103:13

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Psalm 103:13, ESV

There is grace and compassion shown to all people, but only those who trust in God’s Son receive His full compassion and forgiveness.

VerseD: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9‭-‬10, NASB

God calls individuals for the sake of community. There is an individual element, but the communal is the focus.
How do we overcome? How are we strengthened and motivated?
Together: with the Church and by the Lord.

VerseD: Lamentations 3:22-23

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22‭-‬23, NASB

Life is tough.

Yet, we should focus on how He takes care of us and blesses us every day, especially His saving us from our sins.

VerseD: Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord , And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬7, NASB

Death is end of chances to seek God. He can be found during this life only. After death, He finds you, but not for salvation. Only His wrath remains.

Instead, turn to Him today, and forsake your selfish desires and thoughts to receive God’s compassion and grace.

VerseD: John 7:38

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'”
John 7:38, ESV

The natural result of salvation is the outpouring of God’s love, compassion, and grace through you via the Holy Spirit of Christ.

VerseD: Colossians 4:5-6

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Colossians 4:5‭-‬6, ESV

Do not complain about the sins of non-believers. Do not berate non-believers nor treat them with disrespect.

Show love and grace. Speak kindly, but truthfully.

And remember: treat a wayward brother as a sinner (non-believer).