Psalm of the Day: Psalm 82:1-8
Wisdom of the Day: Job 8:1-11
Scripture Reading: Luke 7:11-17
We learn how deep is the COMPASSION of our Lord Jesus Christ's heart. We see this beautifully brought out in His behavior at this funeral in Nain. He meets the mournful procession accompanying the young man to his grave, and is moved with compassion at the sight. He does not wait to be requested to help. His help appears to have been neither asked for, nor expected. He saw the weeping mother, and knew well what her feelings must have been, for He had been born of a woman Himself. At once He addressed her with words alike startling and touching. He said unto her, "Do not weep." The widow's son was restored alive to her. Her darkness was turned into light and her sorrow into joy.
Our Lord Jesus Christ never changes! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His heart is still as compassionate as when He was upon earth. His sympathy with sufferers is still as strong. Let us bear this in mind, and take comfort in it. There is no friend or comforter who can be compared to Christ. In all our days of darkness, which must needs be many, let us first turn for consolation to Jesus the Son of God. He will never fail us, never disappoint us, and never refuse to take interest in our sorrows.
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, thank you for Jesus' compassion.
Action Plan: How an I extend and share Jesus' compassion today?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.