1st May 2014

He Was Moved With Compassion

“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.”
Psalm 86:15 (NKJV)

Jesus was moved with compassion.  Matthew tell us, “when He saw the multitudes. He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)

Even when He was being crucified, Jesus prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

As Jesus was full of compassion so we should also be full of compassion. We should look for the good in people and encourage them to develop their talents to the maximum. We should always be quick to give praise and let them know that they are appreciated. When they slip and make a mistake (as we all do!) we should always be moved with compassion for them and say the things that are going to help them get up and press on.

We must always remember that how we treat other people is how we treat Jesus!  Read in Matthew 25:45, “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.

We should always try to lift people up and never try to push them down. We will all stand before Jesus one day and will have to give an account of how we treated others. God has given us all different talents and one of the most effective ways to develop them is to be full of compassion for each other.

Prayer
Father God, thank you for having compassion for us.  Please help us to have compassion for each other.
Amen

Study by Allan Frankcom

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allanfrankcomAbout the Author:
Allan Frankcom is on the Pastoral Council of the Bristol Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK.  He and his wife, Julie have attended the Bristol Church for over 30 years.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Bristol
Emmersons Green Village Hall
Emmerson Way
EMMERSONS GREEN
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AP

Meeting time: 
Saturday 11:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
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Email:  jf007d9991@blueyonder.co.uk

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One Response to “1st May 2014”

  1. JOHN MAGOWAN on May 1st, 2014 11:16 am

    A nice, neat little article on the matter of compassion, considering the lack of same in society today. You have a gift for getting to the heart of things that matter with no ‘beating around the bush’. Thanks Alan, for this encouraging post today and for all past contributions.

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