Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Compassion of God. Psalm 103:13 – 14.

Does your life seem like no one is on your side and understands your difficulty?

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14. for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13 – 14. NIV.

Compassion is to have sympathy for someone’s suffering but not just feelings- it involves doing; it is when sympathy moves us to tender actions of kindness. God the Father has such compassion for us. The most compassionate thing God did was to send His own Son to die on the cross for us to pay for our sins and free us from sin’s power and judgment. Through this supreme act of compassion we can become His children.

A father’s compassion is powerful. A judge can have compassion toward a law breaker but that is a calculated compassion without affection. Mothers have tender compassion but it is not the same mix as a father’s compassion. A father’s compassion has to balance authority, love, insight and muscle, so it is a very powerful force.

To the faithful the Fear of God is not like the terror of the child in the dark stormy night. It is respect and reverence; it is a realistic assessment of who The Almighty is. The fear of God is a call for personal humility. It requires us to live a life of keeping God in each decision and action.

This fear is in a compassionate God and Father who knows firsthand how we are formed. He has intimate knowledge with how we are fashioned and how our personalities, our needs and psyches are made. He understands us all the way to the smallest synapses of neuron cell, He knows us the way God would, yet He remembers we are dust. We are made out of the ordinary and the mundane. How often we forget that we are created out of the common dust of the earth!

We forget many things, sometimes only for a moment or for good; but He remembers without the slightest laps. God remembers your weakness so He takes it all into account in his dealings with you. He does not ever, ever forget how you are formed and so He will never test or try you beyond your ability. He knows your limits and measures them with His compassion.

Your Friend


P.S. Don’t let the compassion of God slip by. If you have not received Jesus as Savior then tell Him now you grieve for your sins that put him on the cross and receive his gift of salvation.

(c) Adron

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