NKJV, Matthew 9:36 – “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd”.
CEV, Matthew 9:36 – “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them. They were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd”.
God is Love & full of Compassion. Jesus also showed compassion down here on earth – (ie; Outward expression of Love – Compassion is not a feeling). The same compassion is in every believer, so we should mature & live it out: God Lives In you, so if He Has Compassion then you too you have compassion – Compassion & love go hand in hand.
The Church needs to move with compassion – Jesus was moved with compassion. Yes, compassion: That’s the one thing people need more than anything else in this world. They need someone to reach out to them with the compassion of God.
Let us care about others, have compassion about one another, and meet each other’s needs. We are all born to help others. No matter how difficult it is, life is good when you are happy; but much better when others are happy because of you.
Compassion is a deep yearning that responds to the needs of people. It’s much deeper than sympathy. Sympathy can just sit around feeling sorry for people. Compassion has to do something for them.
Compassion is what motivates God, and Jesus’ Life on earth was a picture of God’s compassion in action. His whole ministry was driven by it. It was compassion that caused Him to multiply the loaves and fishes, heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. It was compassion that compelled Him to go to the Cross. And it’s that same compassion that He now longs to pour out through you.
That’s a staggering thought, isn’t it?
It’s staggering to realize that we believers are the only body Jesus has on this earth now. His healing must flow through our hands and our Faith. His Compassion must move us to provide for the hungry. It must compel us to cast out demons and set the captives free.
“But, Brother Copeland, I don’t have that kind of compassion!”
Yes, you do. If you have the Spirit of God dwelling inside you, you do– because He is that kind of love! You simply need to activate it.
How? Just like Jesus did when He walked the earth. Through prayer and fellowship with the Father. Look through the Gospels and notice how much time Jesus spent alone with the Father. That time activated the compassion of God within Him. It caused Him to feel what God feels about the suffering of mankind. It stirred Him so much that whenever He encountered a need, He met it by the power of God.
Follow His example. Spend time in fellowship with your Father. Meditate on His compassion until it rises up strong on the inside of you. Stir it up until the desire to see others set free becomes paramount in your thinking.
Jesus has sent you to reach out and touch a love-starved world with His compassion. If you don’t do it, who will?
Not only do you need to have Faith in Jesus you also need to do What He Did, & He Always Helped (hurting) people, that’s compassion. Compassion is beautiful & we all need to have compassion all the time. When you see sufferings & pain do not say that ‘it is not my problem’ & then refuse to do nothing. If you have the ability to relieve somebody’s suffering, help in any little way that you can.