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Everyone needs compassion

May 08 2017
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Recently I was leading the congregation in singing a wonderful chorus called Mighty to Save. The first line goes "Everyone needs compassion…"

And it go me thinking, what does God’s word say about compassion? A couple of scriptures came to mind, first was Zechariah’s Prophecy regarding the birth of the Prophet John in which the Lord shows compassion to all of the earth.

Luke 1:78 (HCSB) [78] Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us [79] to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 


And also Paul’s exhortation on the Christian life in Colossians.

Colossians 3:12 (HCSB) [12] Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, [13] accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive. [14] Above all, put on love — the perfect bond of unity. [15] And let the peace of the Messiah, to which you were also called in one body, control your hearts. Be thankful. [16] Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. [17] And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.


What a great pair of scripture passages! A reminder of God’s love for us and another reminder to practice God’s love for all people. Compassion is something we must put on daily and practice daily. And when we do something to do it in the name of Jesus, giving thanks and praise!

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