January 28 – Compassion

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”  II Corinthians 1:3-4

Have you ever considered that perhaps tribulation and suffering is necessary in your life to make you compassionate toward the hurts and pains of others?

In recent years some Christian ministries have been called into question. Somehow, the question of guilt or innocence gives way to overwhelming compassion when you identify with the pain and suffering of another. Think about the mistakes made in your own life and the resulting hurt and pain. THANK GOD for His mercy, forgiveness, and comfort in times of great need!

People are human. People make mistakes. That is why people need a Saviour and why God, in love, sent His Son to cover their sin. It seems God is more forgiving to mankind than mankind sometimes is to one another.

Sin is not quantitative. A big sin is not harder for God to forgive than a small sin. Luke 7:47 states that he who is forgiven of MUCH sin tends to be MORE loving and compassionate.

PRAY: “Jehovah-nissi, my Deliverer, thank You for covering my many sins with the banner of Jesus’ blood. With Your comfort, I will be able to comfort someone today. Amen.”

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