1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
(Dictionary.com Unabridged; Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.)
KJV Luke 19:41
“41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,”
Jesus had much compassion. He is the example that we should follow. Jesus has a desire that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Likewise we should also have compassion to minister to those in need through the power of the Holy Spirit.
When someone has fallen we should be ready to help them get back up. The same compassion that was is Jesus should also be in us. The Holy Spirit will guide all we have to do is be willing and obedient.
NLT Mark 6:34
“34 Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.”
Our responsibility is to be guided by the Holy Spirit and allow Him to teach us so that we can teach others, to help them draw near to God. Many people don’t understand the things of God simply because someone hasn’t had compassion and come to teach them. We may think that we are not capable of teaching others but all God wants us to do is to share what we have learned. Just sharing our life experience could benefit someone else and help them understand.
It all starts with compassion. If we have compassion we will have the desire to push ourselves to help others. Jesus was our example so let’s follow His example.