Compassion is something that is hard wired into the DNA of a follower of Christ. For what Christ has done and how He has first loved us (1 John 4:19), if we are followers of Him, loving others and having compassion on them is a must. How could we respond otherwise? Everyone is made in the image of God so as we do life with others, whether they are believers or not, we should be compassionate and serve one another.
Jesus had compassion on others and still does today by making the way we can be in a right relationship with God. He paid the price. He did everything. He loved, served, and had compassion on so many. He modeled and set the example for us on how we ought to live.
The Bible is full of areas that talks about God’s love and mercy for us. Take some time to look over these, pray, and praise the Lord that He is so good to us. Be encouraged to have compassion on others regardless of what they have done to you (nothing is going to top what Christ has done for you). We reject Jesus everyday, and yet He still loves us.
Let’s look and see what the Bible has to say with Scripture on Compassion:
Psalm 119:156 – Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Isaiah 30:18 – Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts Himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Romans 12:15 – Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
1 Corinthians 12:25-26 – That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Psalm 103:13 – As a father shows compassion to His children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.
Hosea 2:19-20 – And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.
1 John 3:17 – But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
Isaiah 54:10 – For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Psalm 145:9 – The Lord is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made.
Nehemiah 9:17 – You are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.
1 John 4:19 – We love because He first loved us.