Action Compassion

Isaiah 30:18: “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion.  For the LORD is a God of justice.  Blessed are all who wait for Him!”

This passage uses such strong language to express God’s feelings for me.  He longs to be gracious to me!  That is such an amazing reality to think about.  He doesn’t only long to be gracious to me–as if that wouldn’t be enough!–but He also does something about it: He rises up to show me compassion.  He acts.  He moves.  He responds to His feelings with action.  And He wants me to do the same.

Whenever I have the desire to be gracious to someone, this desire comes from God.  And when He gives me the desire to extend grace to someone, He doesn’t do it so I can just sit around enjoying the feeling.  He wants and expects me to do something about it!  He wants me to “rise up” and show them compassion.

He has risen up–from the grave!–to show me compassion, and He has rasied me from death so I can be of service to others.  God wants me to rise up and show compassion–His compassion–to the people He has made.  He is a God of justice.  Let me wait on Him, wait for Him, and be blessed!

Published in: on August 10, 2007 at 7:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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