Tag Archive | loving compassion

Nehemiah 9: 27-28 ” But when they were oppressed they cried out to You. From heaven You heard them, and in Your great compassion You gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies. But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in Your sight.”

We humans have such short memories.  When life is going well…we put God in the corner – kind of like disaster insurance…there just in case we need it.   And when we get ourselves in trouble, we call out to Him for help…only to quickly forget again when life quiets down.  This roller coaster ride isn’t what God desires for us.  He wants to be our focus in good times and bad…in happiness and sadness…in calm and chaos.

Romans 9:16 “It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.”

No matter how we work and strive to live a perfect life…we’ll never come close.  For in Titus 3:5 it says, “He saved us not because of the righteous things we have done, but because of His mercy.”  God’s wonderful and unexplainable mercy is gifted to us before we are even aware of our need.  Malachi 1:2-3 states, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  To further illustrate this profound concept, Jesus tells us in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you…”  The Lord’s compassion and kindness towards us  is beyond our  mental capacity…His desire to save us, beyond our comprehension.

Jeremiah 31:3 ” The Lord appeared to us in the past saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ “

Someone you know may be far from God.  Maybe you’ve been praying for them  for a long time and haven’t seen anything positive.  Don’t give up!  The Lord is still at work – drawing that person with cords of kindness and ties of love…ever wooing them towards salvation. For God takes great delight in them…calling them beloved of Him.  Keep praying!

Titus 3: 4-5 “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.”

The grace and love of our Lord brings salvation to sinful mankind. Jesus came to deliver us from Spiritual death, not from anything we had done, but entirely by His loving compassion towards us. The incomparable riches of God’s grace was expressed in His kindness to us in the form of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.