Psalms 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
Our God is The God that is full of compassion. The compassion of God never runs dry, for every attribute of God is everlasting. Among the wonderful works of God is the wonder of God’s compassion. The Psalmist wrote, He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. Dearly beloved, our God is gracious and full of compassion this morning. He will be gracious and full of compassion throughout the day.
Though God does chasten His children when they sin. We must remember that He has compassion on those Who turn to Him with a broken and contrite heart. God said to straying Israel, “and it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.” Oh, how compassionate our Lord is.
In Lamentations it is written “But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.” The Great Example of compassion is Jesus Himself. “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” May our Savior give us the heart that Jesus has for the multitudes. “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” It is because of The Father’s compassion that guilty sinners are forgiven. “Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.” It is that compassion received that we are to extend to one another. “Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?”
It is because of this compassion that Peter wrote,” finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.”