“When he saw the crowds, he had
compassion on them, because they
were harassed and helpless, like sheep
without a shepherd. Then he said to his
disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but
the workers are few. Ask the LORD of
the harvest, therefore, to send out
workers into his harvest field.”
Matthew 9:36-38 (NIV).
In the text above, Jesus had a true
heart of compassion. Understand that
compassion is different from pity. Pity
is purely an Emotion; but compassion
compels Action. When you see a
person in the church with a financial
need and you only say to the person, I
feel sorry that you don’t have money
to buy food or to pay for your house
rent —that’s a Pity. But if, as you say
that, you give him five thousand naira,
(N5000.00) only, then you’ve shown
Jesus didn’t just have pity on the
multitude he saw. He didn’t just feel
sorry for the condition of the lost
world. He was stirred to Action. He was
stirred to Do something about the
world’s plight, compelling Him to leave
his heavenly throne to come and Die
for All sinners…

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