Nor should yours.

His Compassions Fail Not

His Compassions Fail Not by Kirk Hunt

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV

In recent months I have been concerned by the general lack of compassion I see from my Christian brothers and sisters.  Consider God’s compassions toward us, His people.  Should we not follow the example of our heavenly Father and Jesus?

The Book of Lamentations was written at or after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity of the nation of Judah.  For their great sins and open rebellion, God could have cast away the Jewish nation for good.

Instead, He was faithful to His people.  His mercy spared their lives.  His grace arranged their eventual restoration.  Not for the last time, God proved both His strength and His character to His people.

The capacity for mercy exists only where there is a reservoir of strength.  Only a man or woman of strong character can commit an act of grace.  When you see displays of mercy and grace, know that the powerful and honorable are nearby.

Are you an adopted son or daughter of Father-God?  Then you should have a measure of His strength and your character should be a growing reflection of Him.  What acts of mercy or grace prove your heavenly pedigree?

Judah had death and destruction coming, but a loving God gave them mercy and grace instead.  Look around you.  Do you have enough of His strength to give them mercy?  Is your character Christ-like enough to extend His grace?

Think:      His compassions fail not.  Do mine?

Pray:         “Lord, help me to show Your compassions to those around me.”


Copyright © January 2019, Kirk Hunt

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