What Jesus Did! – 'Compassionate Children' – Luke 6:36
[Jesus continued his teaching on our interactions with others, commanding,] “You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”
We MUST be compassionate! Hmm, that doesn’t leave any wiggle room, does it? God is serious that we are to be compassionate. Why is showing compassion to others such an important principle to our Father in heaven? Because he has been so gracious, forgiving, and compassionate with us. How can we take the compassion and grace he has shown us and not be willing to share it with others? It is unthinkable! If we are going to be children of God, he is adamant that we reflect this area of his holy character — as well as all the other dynamics of his holy character!
Thank you, dear Father, that even though you are the only true and living God, the LORD God Almighty, you are also the God of compassion and grace. Without your example, dear Father, and without your generous compassion shared with me, I know that I would not have the conviction, the desire, or the power to be as compassionate with others as you want me to be. Please bless me and empower me to be more like you in this area of my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
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