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Father of Compassion

November 14, 2009

2 Corinthians 1:3-5   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

Look at the first two titles of God in this verse. It’s interesting that they are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Father of compassion – our Lord Jesus Christ IS compassion! 

Word StudyFrom Netbible 2 Cor 1:3
compassion – oiktirmos [3628]
1) compassion, pity, mercy
1a) bowels in which compassion resides, a heart of compassion
1b) emotions, longings, manifestations of pity
*mercy/sympathy which manifests itself in actions

Wow! You can see God’s love, mercy and compassion here — manifested in giving Jesus His only Son for us!

John 3:16    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Psalm 103:13    Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

Psalm 135:14    For the LORD will vindicate{judge,plead/contend for} His people And will have compassion on His servants.

Lamentations 3:21-23    Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love{mercy} we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!

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