The Lord is full of compassion. He is slow to anger and great in mercy. As we are transformed into His image, we too are merciful. When the Spirit of God leads us to do something, He not only gives us the passion, but also the compassion that is needed.
Grace is receiving what we don’t deserve. Mercy is not receiving what we do deserve. When people realize they have been completely forgiven of all sin, they love the Lord with even greater passion. As we received the Lord, we walk in Him, by grace through faith. We extend mercy to others as we have received it from Him. Having compassion is what brings forth mercy. Only the love of God gives us the compassion to go forth with the passion to walk in His name. Compassion is what stirs up healings, miracles and the manifestation of the glory we read of in the life of Jesus.
The glory of the Lord is increasing in unprecedented measure. It means our Lord’s grace, compassion and mercy are going to be seen through us like never before. Many prodigal sons, and those who have felt rejected, are going to run into the arms of the Lord. We are going to be rekindled with passion and a fresh fire for the Kingdom. In His name greater works shall we do, from glory to glory!
Psalm 145:8-9 “The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”