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Moments For You

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What Is Compassion?

The Hebrew and Greek words translated “compassion” in the Bible mean “to have mercy, to feel sympathy and to have pity.” We know that, according to the Bible, God is “full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth” (Psalm 86:15). Like all of God’s attributes, His... Read more →

The Compassion of the Savior

Throughout the four Gospels readers are flooded with examples of the compassion of Christ. In His miracles, Christ shows His compassion by giving sight to the blind, making the lame walk, or curing people with extreme sickness. In His parables, He consistently shows that His desire for His followers is... Read more →

Lincoln’s Compassion

I am reminded of a story from the Civil War about a young man who had been tried by court-martial and ordered to be shot. The hearts of his father and mother were broken when they heard the news. But the young man’s sister had read the life story of... Read more →

The Mercy and Compassion of Christ

Since Christ is the incarnate display of the wealth of the mercies of God, it is not surprising that His life on earth was a lavish exhibit of mercies to all kinds of people. Every kind of need and pain was touched by the mercies of Jesus in His few... Read more →

Moved by All Our Sorrows

Have you ever paused to marvel at the compassion of Christ? What a wonder that when God Himself takes our own flesh and blood, and walks among us in our fallen world, He is known for His compassion. We might expect He would be erupting with anger and frustration at... Read more →

Are We Selfish?

For a Christian, the battle against sin is an everyday fight. One sin that is difficult to expose is selfishness. Surveys show that Americans, who live in one of the richest nations in the world, give less than 2 percent of their income to charitable and religious causes. While we... Read more →

God Repays

“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again” (Proverbs 19:17). We are to give to the poor out of compassion. Not to be seen and applauded, or to get influence over them, but out of pure... Read more →

Compassion Required In Leadership

The word that jumps out of the gospels describing Jesus’ emotion toward people in need is compassion. Our Lord often felt compassion, or was moved with compassion to heal and to save. The compassionate care He and the apostles gave to the poor and sick is inspirational. His unheard-of acts... Read more →

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