Why Being Compassionate Matters To GodMay 02, 2023
Compassion is a feeling that motivates us to help someone else, who has been through something similar to ours, while also helping ourselves.
When we see the world through the eyes of our Savior, we become more kind and compassionate people. You may not be able to love them like Jesus does, but maybe you can show them even a little bit of compassion.
Jesus had compassion for the people around him and he showed it in numerous ways. Try to embody these ways of being compassionate like Jesus:
- Be Physically Compassionate
Being physically compassionate is the ability to embrace one's own and others’ physical wellbeing with thoughtfulness, care and concern. God created us with physical needs, but we struggle to meet them. As followers of Jesus, let’s not forget to help those in need—both physically and spiritually.
In Mark 8:2 says, ‘’I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days and have nothing to eat.’’
In this moment, Jesus showed compassion to them, even though they didn’t have enough food to sustain themselves. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, was concerned when people didn’t have enough to eat. He performed a miracle so that we could have our basic needs met—even if they were small ones.
Jesus came to bring salvation for our souls, but he also had a compassion for people’s physical needs too. He came to heal the sick, feed the hungry, give sight to the blind and hope to those who were lost.
We are all connected in the same way. If you care for your physical needs and those of others, then we will be connected in a positive way.
Emotional compassion isn't about being nice or being a good person, it's about understanding the emotions behind what someone else is saying.
Jesus’s love, compassion and tenderness towards others was beyond compare. He showed us that we don’t have to be tough to build a relationship with Him. He shared our pain and demonstrated love for people who needed to hear someone care about them, even though Jesus was the only one doing so.
Compassion takes us outside of ourselves and into the world around us. We must open our hearts more than ever before to the suffering of others, because in doing so we become more human. Life can be hard and I know that better than most. But there is hope, even in the midst of struggle.
3. Be Spiritually Compassionate
Jesus cares for the spiritual needs of people. That’s why Jesus came to earth. To bring salvation to mankind, to redeem his broken-hearted people from the bondage of sin and mortality.
Matthew 9:35-38’’ Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Can we all agree that Jesus was hoping to do good but he was genuinely saddened by how people were led astray? When we are led astray, our spirit is in distress. Jesus was compassionate because he understood what it meant to be spiritually lost.
Just like Jesus, we have compassion for the people lost in sin today. Let’s go to them and see if we can help.
Here is the link to the next blog series: https://www.youministries.com/blog/How-Gods-Assistance-Can-Help-Develop-a-Compassionate-Mindset
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