But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. —Hebrews 3:13
To live a life of encouraging others, we have to be compassionate. Compassion is the very thing a person does who is chosen by God. The Lord God calls us his sons and daughters his beloved ones. Thus, we are to call others our beloved ones as well. He gave us a new heart, a heart passionate for God; however this heart is able to be compassionate for others. If we continue to live by renewing our minds on a daily basis, we will be led to a life abundant in obedience to God, active faith and full of love.
Compassion is a deep but powerful awareness of someone else’s suffering, making it so that you want them not to suffer. Compassion is more than a mere desire to help; it creates a determination, a decision to actually help, even if only in some small way. Compassion puts something of yourself on the line: perhaps your level of authority, your education, your time, wealth or any type of efforts. When it’s strong, compassion overrides angry or vengeful desires, and bears one another’s burdens, and so fulfills the law of Christ. Compassion is patient and kind, it is lead by humility and honor. Jesus’ compassion led him to take actions for the woman caught in adultery, the crowds which came for healing and teaching, and the woman at the well. God’s compassion is like that of a father for his sons.
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Moreover, be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. For the fruits of the Spirit are, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; for against such things there is no law. (Colossians 3:12, Ephesians 4:32 and Galatians 5:22-23)