Sunday, February 01, 2009

A Blessing on the Compassionate

"Blessed is he who has regard for the weak;
the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
The LORD will protect him and preserve his life;
he will bless him in the land
and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed
and restore him from his bed of illness" (Psalm 41:1-3).

The Lord values compassion in his people.

What can we do to show compassion? Help the lady with a dead car battery or flat tire? Counsel the man whose wife just died? Give a sack of groceries to a family in need? Call a friend who has been feeling down? Stand up for someone who has been abused? Babysit a child with disabilities?

Whenever we step up and do something for those who are weak, God notices. He blesses those compassionate saints who share his heart and values. When they are weak, he shows compassion to them, too.

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