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Compassion of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ’s pity and loving concern for the lowly and the needy. His words and deeds show God’s merciful and gracious nature in action.

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Jesus Christ shows the compassion of God

2 Corinthians 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
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The compassion of Jesus Christ is the basis of Christian confidence

The Greek word here translated “sympathise” has the sense of “be compassionate towards”.

The demonstration of Jesus Christ’s compassion

In supporting the weak

Matthew 12:20 ESV
a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory;
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In healing the sick

Matthew 14:14 ESV
When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
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In comforting the bereaved

Luke 7:13 ESV
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”
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In feeding the hungry

Matthew 15:32 ESV
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”
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In finding and forgiving lost sinners

Matthew 9:36 ESV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
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In giving rest to those who are burdened or abandoned

Matthew 11:28–29 ESV
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
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Jesus Christ’s compassion is a model for Christians to follow

Luke 10:36–37 ESV
Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
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