Passionate Compassion

wpid-wp-1436810133566.jpegBut 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)

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Church and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Passionate Compassion

  1. I really love you post. It’s not often that you can hear the Words of God coming through on somebodies post. I definitely heard them here. Whenever I find myself “checking” to see if my life lives up to what I’m hearing, it’s usually God speaking. It’s really quite amazing how much light came from so few words.

    I don’t believe in telling people something just in order to make them feel good about themselves. That’s called “flattery” or another term would be “nice lying”. I don’t believe in lying. I said all that to say this, I believe that you are a representation of the kind of people that God is going to use mightily in the years to come. He is looking for people who are aware of the pain that others are going through and then to actively to do something to relieve the pain. Obviously, you Rus Alan, are one of them. Go Rus Go!

    Did I mention that I really love your post?

    With love, Cincinnati Christian

    Like

    • kas1981 says:

      Thank you my dear sibling in Christ. The following verse came to my mind upon reading your encouraging and edifying words…
      Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Philip. 2:2-3
      Be blessed and I hope that The Holy Spirit teaches all who read these posts to fullfill it in life.

      Like

  2. The True Light! says:

    This is well done and a great share! And thank you for your visits to my site as well…

    Steve

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s