God Of Compassion

GOD OF COMPASSIONWe should ever be mindful of the concern and compassion of our heavenly

Father. Truly, as 1 Pet. 5:7 so powerfully affirms, He careth for you.” No verse of the bible states it better than Psa. 86:15 “But thou, o lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Earlier in that same Psa, the inspired writer had gratefully acknowledged this principle in these cogent words: ” In the days of my trouble I will call upon thee; for thou wilt answer me” (v. 7). Because God is great and “doest wondrous things” (Psa. 86:10), we ought to learn to rely wholly on Him who has created heaven and earth (gen. 1:1). As the beautiful hymn phrases it.

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,

It is interesting to note that the omnipotent one is also the most compassionate Friend we shall ever know. Strength and empathy mesh in the wonderful heart of Deity. In Jer.13: 15, we learn that Jehovah weeps when men are filled with pride. Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Matt. 32:37), and Abraham had tears for the city of Sodom. It ought to stir and sadden us when we observe the shame of worldly emphasis about us, as it said of the apostle Paul in Athens: His spirit was provoked within him when he beheld the city full of idols” (Acts. 17:16). No verse tells of the loving, longing nature of our creator better than Rom. 5:8, “God commended his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Truly, the love of the Father was such that he sent His beloved Son into the world, not to condemn us but to redeem us (John 3:17). With a nail-pierced hand, Christ pointed to the world filled with iniquity and commanded His servants, ” Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believed and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark 16:15-16). No greater love and passion for souls could ever be found! A. L. Murray wrote pungent words:

Though all the world be shattered,

The privilege we mortals have in regard to prayer, the availability of the Bible, the blessing of the Lord’s church, the fellowship of the brethren and the hope of heaven are all clear manifestations of the caring, compassionate nature of God. As the prophet Daniel so aptly stated, so we believe, “There is a God in the heaven” (Dan.2: 28). When we seriously contemplate the gracious and benevolent hand of our make, we ought to respond in loyalty and devotion that would make the angels rejoice. Meditating upon these matters cause the Psalmist to exclaim, Bless the lord, O my soul. All that is within me, bless his holy name”{Psa.103: 1}. The gratitude brought forth these excellent words,” thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift”{2cor.9: 15}

Be ye imitators of God, as beloved children, and walk in love”{Eph.5:1}. The compassion of the Father should be seen in His children. For us to lightly pass by a world lost in sin, or to ignore the aged, the infirmed, the lonely and the unlovely is a trait that ties us not to the Savior but to Satan. May we learn to be more compassionate, so that the beauty of Jesus will be seen in us!

 

 

His truth remains the same;

His righteous laws still potent

And ‘Father” still his name.

Though we face wars and struggles,

And feel their good and rod,

We know above confusion

There will always be Gods!

 

Pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak but Thou art mighty,

Hold me with Thy powerful hand.

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~ by ubcky4 on September 12, 2009.

One Response to “God Of Compassion”

  1. We as Christians need to show loved to every one. When there is a need we need to be there to help. When there is a death we need to be there for the family.Where their is sickness we need to be there to help.There are alot of srruggles in this world but we need to help those in need.God has bless us with great riches and we need to share it with others.God is Good and we should be ,too.

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