“Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’” Mark 1:41
In this day in age we seemed to moved about so many things. But are we being ‘moved with compassion?’
Oh how we are to be moved with compassion over souls who are suffering, lost, destitute, locked in bondage and awaiting a sweet release by and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are we being moved with compassion such that our hearts are broken, tears stream down our faces, our knees become worn with calluses and our souls resonate with the Apostle Paul when he said, “Oh that I would be accursed for the sake of my brethren?”
Are we marked with compassion to such a degree that we take a holy resolve and a willed stance to labor in prayer for those who are in a dry spiritual waist land with little to no true fellowship?
Are we willing and open to used of God to edify the bride of Christ, His church, to call her to a more holy path and to return to her first love with eyes fixed upon the Author and Perfecter of her faith?
Are you willing to reach the one?
Are we, those of us who profess Christ as our Lord and Savior, moved with compassion over the souls of anyone? If not, our love has drawn cold, our profession is weak and our eyes are not set upon the things of Christ (2 Cor. 11:3; Rev. 2:4).
May we seek the heart, the eyes, the ears of Almighty God. May we grow in holiness and sanctification, and this being a real work of God that affects us to such a degree that our physical bodies respond to the inward and upward call of Christ Jesus.
Below is a quote is from Henry Scougal out of his book, The Life of God in the Soul of Man. I entitled this small section, Trust God and Work Diligently. Although the subject below is of the duality regarding, both trusting God and being diligent to work, we can learn much here; for if we apply this to the aforementioned, we may examine if we are rightly saved unto the claim we so boast about (that being a Christian). If indeed we have been converted, then there must be an inward application (increasing over time [sanctification]) whereby we take on greater and greater elements of God’s own heart and are moved with compassion over other people’s eternal condition.
Mr. Scougal says, “Away then with all perplexing fears and desponding thoughts: to undertake vigorously, and rely confidently on the divine assistance, is more than half the conquest, ‘Let us arise and be doing, and the Lord will be with us‘ (1 Chron. 22:16).