Responding with consideration to those with an outstretched hand: feeding the hungry;or giving attire to the poor;reaching for the rejected among other acts of compassion is like bearing their burden.
To labour for mankind ;showing the lost their way;being joy in someone’s sorrow,and comfort in someone’s grief ,usually happens when a heart with pity filled becomes conscious of God’s mercy,grace,compassion and help lavished upon us in our lives. This should be our greatest desire here on earth:bearing other people’s burdens.We owe our all to Jesus,we owe him so much more. Our Lord Jesus experienced compassion fatigue while on earth.
He looked at our marred lives.We were like sheep without a shepherd,straying and lost in a sin-darkened world.God,through mercy,made him who had nothing that deserved death to suffer for our sake. He was crucified, stood all shame and humiliation on the cross. Through his suffering and death we’re made free and declared righteous. God,in his perfect plan of bringing salvation to mankind made him who knew not sin to bear our sins.Nails could not have held him there were it not for love.Looking at the way he hang on the cross,Jesus would rather die than live without us.
2 Corinthians 8:9 -“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich,yet for your sakes he became poor,that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
There wasn’t other means to save mankind.Not blood of bulls nor goats could atone for our sins.Only the precious blood of Lord Jesus Christ. He took our infirmities into his body.He was offered once that many could receive life eternal.The whole plan of salvation was accomplished through him;the Lord’s sacrificial Lamb,who takes away the sins of the world.
John 1:29; -“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him,and saith,Behold the Lamb of God ,who taketh away the sin of the world.”
God’s secretful idea of raising Christ from the dead was something unexpected by many.This is because our sins deserved eternal punishment, and, since Christ had borne all our sins, he did not have ressurect. However, the secret behind this was that,having lived sinlessly while on earth,God raised him from the dead without sin.Therefore, he overcame the grave and death has no mastery over him again.
Hebrews 9:28; -“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
Suppose you committed an offence punishable by a jail sentence.While you’ve been tried in the court of law and the Judge pronounced a life sentence for you, someone willingly offers to take your place.He offers to serve the whole term of sentence in jail on your behalf.After a few days,the persons in the village with these news:he’s won the case and you are all free!Normally, the news would raise a number of questions before you accept it.Still,the person makes his words sure by saying that he’s been made the Chief Justice and has the power to exercise justice over the land(nation),as well as passing judgment.
That’s exactly what Jesus did.While we were sinners,he laid down his life for our sake.After he suffered death and then rose from the dead,God glorified him.He gave all power and everything in heaven and in earth were put under his charge.He now reigns our Judge.He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
Mark 28:18; -“And Jesus came and spake unto them saying,All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
Acts 10:40; -“Him God raised up the third day,and shewed him openly;
41 Not to all the people ,but unto witnesses chosen before God,even to us,who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.
42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people,and to testify that is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of the living and dead.”
the ref to Christ died for all,though,not everyone would be willing to accept God’s gift of salvation by believing in his only begotten Son.And in as much as God’s love is persistent, it’s never pushy.God has given each one the gift of free will to choose between LIFE and DEATH.
Deuteronomy 30:15;-“See,I have set before thee this day life and good ,and death and evil.”
Jesus is the light of the world.To be on the safe side,choose light rather than darkness;for the light gives life but darkness is the highway into eternal doom.Sadly,many will to dwell in the dark at their own will,rejecting him who is the light.
John 3:18-20; -“He that believeth on him is not condemned:but he that believeth not is already condemned,because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,neither cometh to the light,lest his deeds should be reproved.”
God bless you