We need to learn from both what Jesus said and what He did.
Compassion: means deep feeling of sympathy or feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
- Luke 10:30- The good samaritan - His response was different because of the element of compassion inside him.
Jesus Showing Compassion:
-Matt 14:14 - having compassion on them, He healed them.
-Matt 20:30 - having compassion on them, touched their eyes and they were opened.
-Mark 1:40-45 -
Mark 5:1-17 - v17 Jesus explained that what the mad man had experienced was the compassion of the LORD, and gave him it as the key to ministry
-Mark 9:17- - the man begged for compassion for healing for his son. Also note that the prayer and fasting Jesus said was required for dealing with the demons, was that which He had already done. It was not now that He was going to start fasting and praying.
-Luke 7:11-16 - Compassion led him to raise the dead son of the widow - v13.
-Heb 4:15 - We do not have an high priest who cannot be touch with the feeling of our infirmities...
-Exodus 3:5-8 God knew the suffering
-Rom 9:15 - God will have soverignty in choosing who to show mercy and compassion to.
-Heb 4:16 - ...come boldly before the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and grace in time of need.