Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
Compassion that Moves
Shively J. T. Smith discusses the nature of compassion in Matthew 9:35-10:8. It is not simply feeling sympathy and empathy, but it is acting concretely on the behalf of the afflicted.
Louis Tamminga offers a brief reflection on compassion. Christians are called to imitate Christ in reaching out with compassion to the unfortunate, helpless, lonely, and hurting.
Compassion: A Healing Tool
Referencing Isaiah 43:1b-4a, this book excerpt from Becca Stevens' "The Gift of Compassion: A Guide to Helping Those Who Grieve" juxtaposes the simple compassionate act of lighting a candle with both complex chaplaincies and God's compassion.
Compassion and Need
Reflecting on Mark 6:30-34, David Lose writes that this passage starts off with rest among our labors then shifts gears to move instead to talk about compassion and need. What do people need to really flourish?
Compassion on the Crowd
The disciples reveal poverty of the faith as well as food in Mark 8:1-10. With only a few loaves they give up hope, yet Jesus's compassion on the crowd overwhelms their lack of belief.
Compassion in the Synagogue
A commentary on Mark 2:23-3:6 explores two key scenes in Mark that reveal Jesus' ability to guide us beyond religious disputes to see the real needs of suffering people with compassion and sensitivity.
Compassion With Wisdom
Howard Butt, Jr., offers a short reflection on Psalm 145:8-9 and compassion.
What a Young-Earth Creationist and an Evolutionary Creationist Would Like to Hear from Each Other
James K. A. Smith explores the possibility of unity in Christ, based on "compassion, patience, humility, and charity," between Christians who differ in their views on questions such as the origin of the earth.
Compassion and Justice
This article considers the difference between compassion and justice, suggesting that compassion-focused actions seek to solve the temporary situation, while justice tries to focus on the cause of the situation.
Compassion Is a Choice
At a time when so much of our world seems out of control, compassion remains a choice everyone still owns. David Staal reflects on how compassion requires us to truly notice other people.
This devotional on Psalm 34:8 considers compassion fatigue, suggesting there are ways we can “taste and feel that the Lord is good” because we know and believe that the Lord is God.
Full Text Hymns on Compassion
Jesus, Full of All CompassionPD
Jesus, thou art all compassionPD
Love Divine, All Loves ExcellingPD
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Compassion Is Our Only Hope
A responsive prayer of confession based on Daniel 9 that acknowledges God's perfect covenant faithfulness in contrast with our own unfaithfulness. We don't deserve a hearing from God; our only hope is his compassion.
God's Heart of Compassion
Carolyn Brown invites congregations to engage children in worship and provides a wealth of resources for worship planning around the texts of 1 Kings 17:8-24, Psalm 30, Psalm 146, Luke 7:11-17, and the theme of compassion.
Compassion that Moves
This sermon on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 says that compassion often moves us to action even when we don’t feel like it. Jesus is an excellent example of this. (Length: 11:51)
The Compassion Industry
In this sermon outline, Arthur Landwehr uses Luke 13.31-35 to preach on the alienation the world has with God and God's compassion to reach them and right the world.
A hymn composed by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend that meditates on the compassion shown to us by Christ, which is the basis for the compassion we should show the world.
The Church: Passionate for Justice and Compassion
The sixth worship service in a collection of building blocks for a series of worship services based on key themes of passionate justice and compassion from the Belhar Confession.
Repentance Begins with God's Compassion
A commentary on Psalm 51:1-17. Restoration and redemption of the sinful is rooted in the compassion of God. It is the source of our hope for deliverance.
Watch and Have Compassion
Basic Bible Commentary on the parable of "Lord, when did we see you...?"(Matthew 25:31-46), which is the climax of Jesus' teaching ministry in Matthew, teaching compassion as part of the larger "Watch" message of Matthew 24-25.