Jesus was moved with compassion at the sight of so many who were lost, diseased, suffering, inflicted with evil spirits.
Let us not forget to be compassionate as well. Let us not look harshly at those who need Jesus, but have the same heart Jesus had when He saw them…He saw their need.
One of my favorite healing stories was when Jesus touched the leper to heal him. He didn’t have to touch him. Just a word and he could have been healed, but Jesus saw the lepers need for the human touch. Lepers were shunned, kept outside the city, no one ever touched them! But yet..there was Jesus reaching out to the leper…touching him, healing him…Jesus was compassionate.
Be like Jesus…don’t be so hard on people, as we are recipients of His mercy, His grace and His love and we should extend that same compassion to those who need Him. Remember that we were once lost, in need of a Savior.
(this has NOTHING to do with zeal to be holy…we are to be holy as well, but one step at a time…let’s meet them where they are first and the Holy Spirit will convict them of sin..
Once they are brothers and sisters, we can hold each other accountable as brothers and sisters are to do but let’s not beat each other up in the process…as it then becomes a contest as to who is more holy or ‘more right’)
Matthew 8:1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.