Bible Verses: Compassion

Published on Feb 16, 2023

Compassion is to feel deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is hurting, in pain, or has misfortune and is accompanied by a strong desire to help the suffering.

Jesus demonstrated compassion by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and comforting the grieving. However, His greatest demonstration of compassion was when He died on the cross for our sins, to redeem us.

We, as His disciples are called to show compassion just as Jesus did. However, aren’t there times that we don’t really feel compassionate or we feel the person doesn’t ‘deserve’ it? Or times that feeling of resentment is more like it because we are just sheer exhausted? We cannot be like Jesus in our own strength. We need Him. As you meditate on these verses, would you ask God to give you a heart of compassion?

  1. Colossians 3:12
  2. Exodus 33:19
  3. Isaiah 30:18
  4. Isaiah 49:10
  5. Isaiah 49:13
  6. Isaiah 54:10
  7. Isaiah 63:7
  8. James 5:11
  9. Lamentations 3:32
  10. Psalms 51:1
  11. Psalms 103:13
  12. Psalms 116:5
  13. Psalms 119:77
  14. Psalms 119:156
  15. Psalms 145:9
  16. Romans 9:15
  17. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  18. Philippians 2:1-3
  19. Matthew 9:35-38
  20. Psalms 103:1-5
  21. Matthew 20:29-34
  22. Matthew 14:13-21
  23. Matthew 15:29-39
  24. Mark 6:30-44
  25. Luke 15:11-32
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Preethi Alice Jacob

Preethi Jacob is the author of the yearlong devotional At the Potter’s Wheel, Day by Day. Her journey includes teaching a Bible Study Fellowship class, teaching and leading the Sunday School ministry in her church, leading Bible studies, besides counselling young women. She serves on the Global Mission Team of the United Bible Societies and lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and two young adult children.

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