For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Once, as Jesus drew near the city of Jerusalem, He began to weep, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes” (Luke 19:42, NKJV). What motivated the Son of God to mourn over Jerusalem? Not mere human compassion. Whenever we hear the word “compassion,” most of us consider the present plight of man and human suffering. Although these needs are for the most part legitimate, there is more to weep over—much, much more.
Jesus saw far beyond the present troubles. Our present conditions have to do with the temporal, not the eternal. Although one flows into the other, the latter carries inexpressible importance. After all, what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? What sense does it make for him to fill his belly when his heart is empty? What good is it if a man is given another pair of shoes to walk on this earth, when in a flash he’ll stand naked and barefoot at the Judgment Seat?
True compassion has eternity in focus. Jesus saw everything through the eyes of eternity. His compassion was intermingled with eternal tears, and when the Lord wept, He always took action. Just as Jesus fixed His eyes on eternity, so should we in our pilgrimage. Every person we meet, every cup of water we give, every grain of wheat we distribute should be directly connected to a desire to see that person’s soul find eternal life.
Genesis 45; Mark 15;
Job 11; Romans 15
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!