Monday, 13 August 2018

Acts of Compassion

Day 7 (13 August 2018, Wednesday)

Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

We are in an age of endless worries and concerns.  God commands His people to be compassionate and kind, clothed with virtues of humility, meekness and patience.  Otherwise, our compassion is unsustainable.

What is compassion?  It is giving others something they do not deserve.  Justice is giving something others deserve.  Hence, justice is rightfully doing what needs to be done whereas compassion is giving without reasons.  It makes compassion a hard practice for us.

God had compassion on us by sending His One and Only Son to demonstrate for us real compassion when He saw our inward brokenness.  We are enlightened and we have tasted the heavenly gift.  Hence, we are not supposed to remain as people who keep only the laws, and who concern only with our own holiness.  God wants us to reveal His attributes.  As we look around, we discover the practice of compassion is found everywhere.

Making home for the homeless elderly and taking care of their daily needs.  Helping them with their welfare application.  Do this without expecting a reward.

Visiting the sick in hospitals, organizing mobile and voluntary clinics, caring for the AIDS patients, running centers housing patients and their families.  Practice kindness.

Assisting the handicapped by providing skills training, life courses, education, etc.  Show compassion to the underprivileged.

Giving counsel to the youth by reshaping their self-image, breaking free from suicidal thoughts and providing them vocational training.  We need real meekness and patience!

Organizing inspirational and sex education talks as well Christian Fellowship in schools, to empower the students to be holy and beloved children of God.

We give thanks and pray for the ministries in the Body of Christ.  They stabilize our nation by laying tiles and bricks and they are people who have established firmly the Kingdom of God!

Pray for the Land of Penang & Perak

Healing from Historical Wounds

Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

Cleansing from Defilement and Idolatry

Zechariah 13:1-2 On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.  “And on that day”, declares the LORD the hosts, “I will cut off the names of the idols from the land so that they shall be remembered no more.  And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness.

Bible Reading:         
John 16-21                         Judges 6-9

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