Daily Devotional | Compassion

2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 NIV
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
In the English dictionary, the word compassion simply means ‘to suffer together, or co-suffering.’ In 2 Corinthians, God is revered as “the Father of compassion” and “the God of all comfort.”
The life of Jesus Christ embodies the very essence of compassion. Christ’s example challenges all believers to forsake their own desires and to act compassionately towards others, particularly those in need or in distress.  Jesus assured His listeners in the sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:7) that, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”  Also, in the parable of the Good Samaritan(Luke 10), Christ analyzed the reality and effectiveness of real compassion. In reality, when we feel the pain of others, help feed others, give to those in need as the Lord leads us, pray for those going through the storms of life, etc… we have just walked the walk of Jesus.  As you study the bible, the Lord will open your eyes to see those areas that will enhance and enable you to walk the walk.
A true Christian must be able to discern the right thing to do in the name of Christ. Not only to preach the gospel, but to have faith in the words of Jesus Christ. Remember, you are commanded to also love those who hate you!
Take the bold step, and the Holy Spirit will guide your steps. God Bless you.
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
Copyright Reserved, 2011
(must use with a written permission)

About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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