TUESDAY 16TH JUNE, 2020
PASSAGE: Exodus 2:1-9
HYMN: MHB 336-IN loving-kindness Jesus came
MEMORY VERSE: Exodus 2:6-7 And when she opened it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him, and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
The Oxford Dictionary defines compassion as “a strong feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering and a desire to help such a person.” Compassion is one of the attributes of God and Jesus Christ, our Lord. Some of the Bible passages that point to this are 2kings 13:23, where God had compassion on Israel; and Psalm 78:38 states that God “being full of compassion, forgave their (Israelite’) iniquities and destroyed them not; yea, many a time He turned away His anger and did not stir up all His wrath.”
In our passage for today, the little boy, Moses, who was barely three months old, was kept in a basket at the bank of River Nile. King Pharaoh of Egypt had earlier ordered that every male child of the Hebrews be killed. We read in verse six of the text that “the babe wept” and Pharaoh’s daughter” had compassion on him.” This act of Pharaoh’s daughter saved the Jewish nation of Israel from extinction and cancelled the plan of Satan through King Pharaoh to subject them perpetual slavery.
Brethren, God wants us as believers to show compassion to those who are undergoing serious problems, either financial, loss of job, sickness or oppression to mention a few. Don’t mock them or castigate them or rejoice at their situation, but do whatsoever you can to help them out of their pitiable conditions. When you do so, God will surely bless you in return.
As you go out today, be like Jesus Christ and God, our Father, who are always compassionate, and it shall be well with you. Amen.
PRAYER: Lord, as you have compassion on humanity and sent your only Son to die for us, help me to show compassion to others in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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