The Blessing of Compassion

Posted: January 10, 2012 in God

Matthew 14:14

King James Version (KJV)

 14And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.


There is a great blessing when we live a life of compassion. Compassion is defined as sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. This verse says, that Jesus was sympathetic for the people. Jesus was concerned for their well beings. He healed their sick. Jesus was so in tune with people that He could not just pass over them. The bible says He was moved!

How many times have you passed by someone that was hurting and who was in great pain. As Christians we need to be a blessing and we need to show compassion to others who are hurting. Hurting is not just with sickness or disease. Hurting can be in so many forms. If you were to look inside your church today I believe you could mark 20 percent of the people as hurting or going through something. Most people feel very alone in their time of struggle. But, if we could be moved like Jesus we could absolutely see a healthier church.

People do not come to church just to hear the Pastor preach, but they are coming to be touched by the Lord and to minister unto Him. People come to church with an expectation for something great to happen. Look at Matthew 14:13 Jesus was going to a desert place by the way of a ship. It says the people heard about Him going there and they followed by foot. This was some people with great expectation! They needed their sick people healed. They had a desire for the Lord. They were going to get to the other side no matter what it took to get there. They were passionate!

We need to be ready like Jesus. We are required to lay hands on the sick and we are required to cast out demons in the name of Jesus. Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Get yourself moved into the blessing of compassion. We are supposed to be a lifeline that leads others to Jesus, so why not start in your neighborhoods, grocery stores, churches, houses…etc. Get moved with compassion today and be blessing to someone. Be Blessed!


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