Action: Feel compassion

READ: “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” Col 3.12.

THINK: Compassion is a “feeling of distress” for the “ills of others” (Vine), which “results in action to remove [someone] from impending difficulty” (TWOT). Compassion was a mark of Jesus, Mt 9.36; Mk 1.41; Lk 7.13. His miracles were acts of compassion, Mt 15.32. Compassion also focuses on spiritual necessity, Jude 22-23.

ACT: Always wear the clothes of compassion in dealings with others.

PRAY: I give you thanks, Father, for the compassion that you have toward me.

ASK: What do I feel when I see another’s difficulty?


J. Randal Matheny

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