Compassion – March 26, 2019

Deuteronomy 5.1-6.25; Luke 7.11-35; Psalm 68.19-35; Proverbs 11.29-31

Truth be known, it was a random happenstance. Jesus and his disciples are entering a city and their path intersects the route of a funeral possession. This one may have had more emotion than others: the dead was the only son of a widow. She had no one. Jesus, as we know by now was common for him, had compassion for this woman. Yet he didn’t just feel sorrow for her. He did something. What is your response, your active response, when you have opportunity to have compassion on someone?


How can you love the Lord your God today with more of your heart, your soul, and your strength?

When asked by John’s disciples, what criteria does Jesus use to show he is indeed the Messiah? Would this have been what you expected the Messiah to be doing?

What is shocking about the psalmist’s request that God smash the heads of his enemies?

How have you seen a small deed of good become something that became a large blessing, much like a tiny seed becomes a large tree?

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