PC-USA 1997-08-24 - Compassion

Our Lord is a compassionate God, and He wants us to show compassion to our fellow man, also.

Psa 51:1 (NRSV) Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Psa 103:13 (NRSV) As a father has compassion for his children, so the LORD has compassion for those who fear him.

Psa 145:9 (NRSV) The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

Mat 9:36 (NRSV) When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

2 Cor 1:3-4 (NIV) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Luke 6:35 (NRSV) But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.

Eph 4:32 (NRSV) and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Titus 2:3-5 (NRSV) Likewise, tell the older women to be reverent in behavior, not to be slanderers or slaves to drink; they are to teach what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be self-controlled, chaste, good managers of the household, kind, being submissive to their husbands, so that the word of God may not be discredited.

Phil 2:1-2 (NRSV) If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

Col 3:12 (NRSV) As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

Jan