What Jesus teaches about Compassion


Welcome to today’s devotional, dear reader. Have you ever felt the powerful embrace of compassion? Compassion goes beyond mere sympathy; it compels us to extend love and kindness to others, acting as the hands and feet of Jesus in a world that often lacks empathy. Join us as we delve into what Jesus teaches about compassion and uncover ways we can embody His love in our daily lives.

Imagine a world where everyone carried the love and compassion of Jesus in their hearts. Wouldn’t it be a place filled with hope, joy, and unity? Let’s journey together today to understand how we can transform our hearts and actions to reflect the compassionate spirit of Christ.

Bible Verse

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." – Matthew 9:36 (NIV)


This Bible verse beautifully illustrates Jesus’ incredible compassion. When He saw the crowds, He wasn’t just seeing people—He saw their struggles and pain. The phrase “harassed and helpless” paints a vivid picture of our own experiences, moments when we feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges.

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, saw beyond their outward appearances to the deep needs of their hearts. His compassion moved Him to heal the sick, feed the hungry, and teach them about the Kingdom of God. This kind of compassion requires a blend of empathy, action, and a Christ-like heart.

What does this teach us? Compassion, as shown by Jesus, is not passive. It is active and transformative. It’s about seeing people through the lens of God’s love and being moved to act for their well-being.

Actions to Take

  1. Practice Active Listening: Take time to listen to others genuinely. Sometimes, the greatest act of compassion is simply being present and attentive.

  2. Offer Help: Whether it’s volunteering at a local shelter, helping a neighbor with groceries, or providing emotional support, look for opportunities to serve those around you.

  3. Pray for Compassion: Pray that God will soften your heart and give you a deeper sense of empathy for those you encounter daily.

  4. Be Kind to Yourself: Remember that self-compassion is also vital. Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding that you offer to others.

  5. Share the Good News: Teach others about the compassion of Jesus by sharing His love and teachings in your daily interactions.

Journal Prompts

  1. Reflect on a time when you experienced the compassion of Jesus. How did it impact your life?

  2. How can you show more compassion to your friends, family, and strangers this week?

  3. Write about a person in your life who needs compassion right now. How can you be the hands and feet of Jesus to them?

  4. In what areas of your life do you need to practice more self-compassion?

  5. How does understanding Jesus’ compassion change your perspective on your current challenges?


Dear Jesus,

Thank You for Your unfailing compassion towards me. Teach me to see others through Your eyes, and give me a heart that is moved to act with kindness and love. Help me to be a reflection of Your compassion in a world that desperately needs it. May Your love flow through me and touch the lives of those I encounter each day. Amen.

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  3. "In a world full of pain, be a beacon of Jesus’ love and compassion. Small acts of kindness can make a big difference. #ShowLove #BeKind"

  4. "Feeling overwhelmed? Remember, Jesus’ compassion is endless and He sees your struggles. Lean into His love today. #JesusCares #HarassedAndHelpless"

  5. "Compassion is love in action. How can we serve others and reflect the heart of Jesus today? #ServeWithLove #CompassionateHeart"


What a journey it has been to delve into the compassion of Jesus! As we end today’s devotional, remember that embodying His compassion can transform not just the lives of those we touch but our own hearts as well. Reflect on how you can make compassion a part of your daily life and continue this walk with us at BGodInspired.com.

We encourage you to keep this momentum going. Make compassion a daily practice, and watch how God’s love flows through you and into the lives of others. Thank you for joining us today, and may you be blessed as you carry the compassionate heart of Jesus wherever you go.

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